Three people were killed and six others were wounded when a suspected drone attack was reported at Abu Dhabi’s new International Airport, international media reported on Monday.
Besides three people- one Pakistani and two Indians, six people have sustained injuries ranging from light to medium, according to WAM, Dubai’s Al-Arabiya English report.
Quoting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement, news agency Reuters reported that it had carried out an attack on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after authorities in the Gulf state reported two fires in the capital Abu Dhabi that were possibly caused by drones.
The attack was reportedly targeted towards three fuel-carrying tankers at the new Abu Dhabi Airport. The report quoting Abu Dhabi Police said that fire and explosion were reported at three oil tankers and a fire was reported at the construction site of the UAE’s new airport.
“An explosion involving three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi and a fire in the construction site of the emirate’s new airport on Monday morning was potentially caused by drones,” Abu Dhabi police said in a statement carried by the official WAM news agency.
Abu Dhabi Police further said that fuel tanker trucks exploded in the industrial Musaffah area near storage facilities of oil firm ADNOC.
Meanwhile, Reuters reported that Houthi military spokesman Yahia Sarei said that a detailed statement would be released soon.
Two similar attacks were carried by Yemen’s Houthi rebels at two key oil installations in Saudi Arabia on September 14, 2019.