Written by Amani Nilar
12 Feb, 2022 | 10:22 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); A Sri Lankan have been injured following a drone attack targeting Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport on Thursday (10), the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said Saudi air defenses thwarted a cross-border attack at 12:05 p.m that involved a booby-trapped drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in a deliberate attempt to target civilians at the airport.
Shrapnel rained down when the drone was intercepted and fell inside the airport grounds, Coalition Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Maliki said, and part of a glass facade was damaged. Two Saudi citizens, four Bangladeshis, three Nepalese, an Indian, a Filipino, and a Sri Lankan were injured in the attack, Arab News reported.
Al-Maliki said the attack on the airport, civilian travelers and workers constituted a war crime.
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