Dubai, Jun 24: A Syrian national was killed and seven other civilians were injured in Houthi militia's terrorist attack on Abha International Airport on Sunday, according to Col. Turki Al Malki, spokesman of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen.
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The wounded -the twenty one injured in the attack including thirteen Saudi nationals, four Indians, two Egyptians and two Bangladeshis - also included three women and two children who had been taken to hospital for treatment, the coalition said.
"At 9.10pm on Sunday, a terrorist attack by the Iran backed Houthi militias took place at the airport, through which thousands of civilian passengers, including citizens and expatriates of various nationalities, pass on a daily basis. The attack resulted in the martyrdom of a Syrian national and injury of seven civilians," he said in a statement carried by SPA.
"A statement on the terrorist attack will follow," he added.
1 killed, 21 injured in Houthi attack at Saudi's Abha airport