Abha International Airport

Maldives condemns terror attack on Abha International Airport

  • Sunday’s attack killed one and injured over 20

Aishath Shaany

K. Male' 2019 Jun 25 | Tue 18:04 5,037 local

Abha International Airport - Al-Arabiya

The government of Maldives has condemned the attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport.

While Sunday’s attack killed one and injured many, the foreign ministry said that it “strongly” condemns the attack.

It further reiterated the government’s “steadfast commitment to work closely with the parties concerned and the international community to find peaceful solutions to conflicts in the region and fight against global terrorism.”

The Maldivian government also reaffirmed its solidarity with the people and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

A Syrian national was killed in Sunday’s drone assault, with over 20 injured including women and children.

Houthis militias have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that it was staged by Ababil-T drones, an Iranian multirole UAV.

Earlier this month, at least 26 people were injured when a Houthi missile fired from Yemen hit the same airport.

Last updated at: 5 months ago | Reviewed by: Aishath Shaany

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