3 Bangladeshis among 10 injured in drone attack at Saudi airport...

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3 Bangladeshis among 10 injured in drone attack at Saudi airport

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:26 AM, 9 October 2021   Updated: 05:34 PM, 9 October 2021

Photo: Collected

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At least 10 people, including three Bangladeshi nationals, have been injured in a drone strike at an airport in Saudi Arabia's Jazan province, near the border with Yemen. 

The attack was reportedly carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said the attacks on Friday evening targeted the King Abdullah Airport. 

Citing a Saudi-led coalition spokesman, SPA said that the first projectile was fired from a drone, shattering the airport’s facade windows and causing injuries. A second explosives-laden drone was intercepted early on Saturday, the coalition added, without giving details on any injuries or damages.

Six Saudis, three Bangladeshi nationals and one Sudanese were among those who were injured in the first attack, according to the Reuters news agency.

At least five of the victims suffered only minor injuries, while the conditions of the five others were not immediately known. 

No one has claimed immediate responsibility for the attack, but a number of attacks against Saudi targets recently have been blamed on Yemen’s Houthi forces. The Houthis are fighting a Saudi-led coalition, which is trying to reinstate the deposed government there.