Sri Lankan injured following drone attack targeting Abha airport of Saudi

Sri Lankan injured following drone attack targeting Abha airport of Saudi

Sri Lankan injured following drone attack targeting Abha airport of Saudi

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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