Yemen’s Houthi rebels launch drone attack on Saudi facility

Yemen’s Houthi rebels launch drone attack on Saudi facility

RIDADH (AA): Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a bomb-laden drone attack in southwestern Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday.

The attack targeted a civilian infrastructure in the city of Najran, coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said in a statement cited by the official SPA news agency.

The spokesman, however, did not elaborate about casualties or damage caused by the attack. The Houthi group, meanwhile, said the drone attack targeted a military airport and arms depot in the city, according to the group’s Al-Masirah television.

Last week, Saudi Arabia said Houthi rebels had carried out drone attacks on two oil pump stations on the East-West pipeline, which carries Saudi oil from the eastern province to Yanbu port.

Saudi Arabia is leading an Arab military coalition that has been pounding Houthi positions in Yemen since 2015, one year after the rebel group overran much of Yemen, including capital Sanaa.

Pakistan condemns the firing of ballistic missiles towards Makkah: Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the firing of ballistic missiles by Houthis towards Makkah province and commended the vigilant Saudi defence forces for intercepting the missiles.

A Foreign Office press release issued here, said Pakistan reaffirms its solidarity with Saudi Arabia and reiterates its support against any threat to the security of the Kingdom.

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