Saudi-led coalition prevents drone strike at Aba airport: report

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Saudi-led coalition intercepts drone strike on airport: report

The coalition has blamed the Houthi-linked attack on Iran in Yemen. (Representative)

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Wednesday detonated an explosive-laden drone targeting Saudi Arabia’s Aba International Airport, Saudi state television said.

The coalition said the drone’s debris was scattered, four workers at the airport were slightly injured and the glass of some facades was broken.

Saudi state television said the airport’s navigation traffic was normal after the suspension.

The coalition has blamed the Houthi-linked attack on Iran in Yemen.

State television quoted the coalition as saying that “the Houthi attempt to target civilians at Aba Airport as a civilian airport is a war crime.”

The coalition added that it was taking “operational measures to neutralize the threat sources” used in the attack on the airport.

It said it had destroyed a drone launch site in the Yemeni province of Saada.

The coalition destroyed three boats loaded with explosives in the Yemeni province of Hodeidah, which were ready for immediate attacks, the Saudi state news agency said on Twitter on Wednesday.

The coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015 to support the forces of the ousted government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi against the Houthis.

(Except for the title, this story was not edited by NDTV staff and published by Syndicate Feed.)

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