ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has strongly condemned the missile assault by Houthi militants at Abha airport in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
In a press release, the International Workplace mentioned that Pakistan “reiterates its full assist and solidarity with the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia towards any threats to its safety and territorial integrity”.
Earlier, Houthi-affiliated Al Masirah TV reported Wednesday that the Houthi forces launched a cruise missile assault on Abha airport, which is about 200km north of the border with Yemen and serves home and regional routes.
The assault left 26 civilians within the constructing’s arrivals corridor wounded, in accordance with the Saudi-UAE-led coalition preventing the rebels.
In a press release on Wednesday, the coalition mentioned a projectile hit the arrivals corridor at Abha airport, inflicting materials harm. Three girls and two kids had been among the many wounded, and had been of Saudi, Yemeni and Indian nationalities, it mentioned.
Eight folks had been taken to hospital whereas most had been handled on website.
The assault may quantity to a conflict crime and proved that the Houthis have acquired “superior weapons from Iran”, the coalition mentioned, vowing to take “pressing and well timed” measures in response.
There was no quick response from Iran, which has denied arming the Houthis.
The Abha assault comes because the Saudi-UAE-led coalition, which intervened in Yemen in 2015 to attempt to restore the internationally-recognised authorities of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi that had been pressured out of energy by the Houthis, intensified air raids on insurgent positions within the northern Hajjah province.
The rebels have additionally stepped up drone and missile assaults on the dominion amid tensions between Iran and the US, Riyadh’s principal ally.
Final month, the Saudi air power additionally shot down a bomb-laden drone deployed by Houthi rebels that focused Jizan airport, near the southern border with Yemen, the coalition mentioned.
Two oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia had been hit by Houthi drones inflicting minor provide disruptions highlighting an obvious important leap within the drone capabilities of the Houthis.
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