Houthi attack in Saudi Arabia airport; 10 injured after the projectile falls on airport

Ten travelers were injured at an airport in Saudi Arabia in a Houthi drone attack on October 8 morning. The Houthi attack was an explosives-laden drone attack at King Abdullah airport in the Saudi southern city of Jizan, according to a Saudi Press Agency report.

The injured were identified as Six Saudis, three Bangladeshi Nationals, and one Sudanese. Some of the airport’s facade windows were also shattered in the attack, the coalition spokesman added. At least five of the victims suffered only minor injuries, while the conditions of the five others were not immediately known. 

Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki, an official spokesperson for coalition forces, in a statement, said,” The terrorist Houthi militia is continuing its unethical practices through the attempt to target civilians and civilian objects. Deliberately targeting the civilians could amount to a war crime and they are afforded special protection under the customary International Humanitarian Law.”

Recently on August 31, a drone hit the same airport, wounding eight people and damaging a civilian aircraft. Meanwhile, a second explosives-laden drone was intercepted early on October 9, the coalition added, without giving details on any injuries or damages. 

Since March 2015, the Saudi-led Arab alliance, in collaboration with Hadi’s forces, has been conducting air, land, and sea operations against rebels who control the capital of Sanaa and large areas of northern and western Yemen.

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However, there was no immediate claim of responsibility by the Houthis, but the group continuously launches drone and missile attacks targeting the gulf kingdom which is quite a fear for the country.