Monday, October 14, 2019
News

Indian woman among 26 injured in Saudi airport attack

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Riyadh | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
An Indian woman was among the 26 people injured in a missile attack by Yemen's rebel Houthi militia on Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport on Wednesday, a spokesperson of the Saudi-led Arab coalition involved in the war in Yemen said.

The attack took place in the morning, state-run Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a statement given by Col Turki Al-Maliki.

A projectile fired by the Houthi militia hit the arrival hall at Abha International Airport in southwestern Asir province, he said, adding that 26 passengers of different nationalities were injured by the projectile, including three women (from India, Yemen and Saudi Arabia) and two Saudi children.

Eight of the moderately injured were transferred to a hospital for treatment, while 18 were treated at the site for minor injuries. There was also some physical damage to the airport lounge, the report said.

Civil aviation authorities later said that airport operations and air traffic have resumed.

Col Al-Maliki said that the military and security forces were working to determine the type of projectile used in the attack and added that the "Iran-backed Houthi militia said that it used a cruise missile".

"The Houthis claimed through its media full responsibility for the attack, which constitutes a clear recognition for targeting civilians and civilian objects that are subject to special protection under international humanitarian law, thus could amount to a war crime of targeting civilians and civilian objects in a systematic manner," he said.

The Yemeni government said that only military action will end Houthi terrorism, Al-Arabiya TV reported.

Palestine, Egypt and Djibouti also condemned the missile strike.

Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa in an Arabic Twitter post said that the "Houthi attack on Abha airport is an act of terrorism and a serious escalation on the use of Iranian weapons", according to Arab News.

--IANS soni/bg

( 317 Words)

2019-06-12-19:10:05 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Ecuador: Seven dead, more than 1000 inju...
Merkel asks Turkey to end military offen...
Extradition of Dawood's key aide to Pak ...
Vice President Naidu interacts with Indi...
Dozens of high-value IS detainees left b...
Kurdish administration announces agreeme...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
BJP's Gandhi Sankalp Yatra to cover 6,50...
Man-eating tiger in Karnataka forest tra...
Dutch King and Queen arrive in India for...
Isolate nations which aid and abet terro...
Stubble burning continues in Amritsar de...
Economy was strong under Manmohan Singh:...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Significant work still to do on Bre... 
Mrinal Dutt: Digital platform opens... 
Ranbir Kapoor doesn't have baggage ... 
Mangaluru's Apeksha Kottary enters ... 
J-K: Postpaid mobile services to be... 
Russia defeat Cyprus, qualify for E... 
HAL braces for staff strike over wa... 
Nepal, China ink 18 MoUs during Xi ...