Three individuals have been killed and 6 wounded in an obvious drone assault on Abu Dhabi on Monday, UAE police have stated. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have introduced a strike “deep” in Emirati territory.
Three gasoline vans exploded within the industrial Mussafah space close to storage amenities utilized by oil agency ADNOC, after which a “minor fireplace” broke out at a building web site at Abu Dhabi Worldwide Airport, the Emirati WAM information company reported, citing police.
Preliminary investigation means that the blast and the hearth have been attributable to a drone assault.
Police stated that “no vital” harm was achieved to the realm, later including that two Indian nationals and a Pakistani nationwide have been killed, whereas six individuals have been wounded.
Yemeni media reported that the Houthis had introduced a army operation “deep within the UAE” and promised to disclose extra particulars in a while Monday.
Houthi army spokesperson Yahya Saree beforehand stated that the rebels have been confronting “a large advance of the UAE mercenaries” and Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS) fighters.
The Saudi-led coalition intervened within the Yemeni civil struggle in 2015 on behalf of ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. The collation carried out bombing raids into the Houthi-controlled areas, whereas the rebels responded by firing rockets and sending armed drones into Saudi territory.
In 2019, a drone assault claimed by Houthis prompted huge fires at a number of Saudi oil refineries operated by state-owned firm Saudi Aramco.
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