Arab coalition intercepts Houthi bomb attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport

No injuries or deaths have been reported

A damaged vehicle at Abha International Airport. SPA
A damaged vehicle at Abha International Airport. SPA

The Arab Coalition on Monday intercepted a bomb-laden drone aimed Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport, the state press agency reported.

“The terrorist elements responsible for planning and executing this hostile attack will be held accountable in accordance with international humanitarian law," coalition spokesman Brig Gen Turki Al Malki said.

Flights have resumed at the airport. The coalition said the attack did not cause any injuries or deaths, but shrapnel fell inside the airport compound and damaged some vehicles.

It said Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels continued to threaten maritime navigation and global trade through such attacks, which have intensified over the past year.

Attacks so far include 68 explosive-filled boats, 204 marine mines, 369 ballistic missiles and 626 drones.

During an attack on the airport in 2019, missiles killed one civilian and injured 47.

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Updated: May 11, 2021 01:14 AM

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