Drone attack on Abu Dhabi airport kills three including two Indians

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The United Arab Emirates is also fighting alongside Saudi Arabia in a coalition against the Houthi rebels in Yemen’s civil war. The United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes on Yemen’s Houthi rebel bases in the past few months. On this, the Iran-backed Houthi group had spoken of retaliation. The attacks on the Abu Dhabi airport are believed to be part of this action.

Houthi rebels attacked the international airport in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Three people including two Indians have died in this drone attack. The attack caused three oil tankers to explode and set ablaze the expansion board of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) main airport. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to media reports, in the initial investigation, this attack appears to have been done with small flying objects like drones. With the help of these drones, explosions were carried out at two places in Abu Dhabi. These caused a fire in a part of the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Along with this, three oil tankers present there also exploded. After this incident, there was a stir around the airport. Abu Dhabi Police has identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one Pakistani. The injured have not been identified, who sustained minor injuries.

Saudi Arabia is considered the main enemy of the Houthi rebels as it is leading a coalition of Gulf countries to fight against them. The United Arab Emirates is also fighting alongside Saudi Arabia in a coalition against the Houthi rebels in Yemen’s civil war. The United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes on Yemen’s Houthi rebel bases in the past few months. On this, the Iran-backed Houthi group had spoken of retaliation. The attacks on the Abu Dhabi airport are believed to be part of this action.

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