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Yemeni rebel attack on Saudi Arabia airport kills 1, 7 wounds, according to reports



One person is dead and seven others were injured in an attack by the Yemeni rebels on an airport in southern Saudi Arabia.

"The terrorist attack resulted in the martyr's death of a Syrian national and the violation of seven civilians." Colonel Turki al-Maliki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen against the Houthis rebels, told Gulf News.

"At Abha International Airport, there was a terrorist attack by Iran-backed Houthi militia. Thousands of civilian passengers pass through every day. A Syrian citizen died and seven civilians were wounded, "the coalition statement said.

  A security guard passed by Abha airport in Saudi Arabia. (REUTERS / Faisal al Nasser)

A security guard walks past Abha airport in Saudi Arabia. (REUTERS / Faisal al Nasser)

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The airport in Abha was hit shortly after 21.00. Local time on Sunday.

The colonel did not say what kind of weapon was used for the attack.

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Yahia al-Sarie said the rebels had launched drone attacks on Saudi Arabian airports in Abha and Jizan on Sunday.

The attack took place less than two weeks after the attack on the airport in Abha by a Houthi cruise missile, which injured 26 passengers.

Associated Press has contributed to this report.


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