UAE: 'Attack will not go unpunished,' 3 killed in Abu Dhabi drone attack


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UAE: 'Attack will not go unpunished,' 3 killed in Abu Dhabi drone attack
Abu Dhabi targeted by drones, three fuel tankers and a storage facility damaged • Saudi-led coalition blocks drone attack in Saudi Arabia
Published: JANUARY 17, 2022

Three people were killed and six were injured in a drone attack on the United Arab Emirates that occurred Monday morning and that Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement claimed responsibility for. Shortly after the attack in the UAE, the Saudi-led coalition claimed that it had managed to down eight drones launched in the direction of Saudi Arabia.

Three fuel tankers exploded in Abu Dhabi's Musaffah industrial area near storage facilities of oil firm ADNOC and a fire broke out at a storage facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Flights were temporarily suspended. Drones were spotted in the area prior to the explosion. "Initial investigations found parts of a small plane that could possibly be a drone at both sites that could have caused the explosion and the fire," the police said in a statement on state news agency WAM.

Of those killed in the drone attack, one was Pakistani and two were Indian. They were killed in the explosion of the tanker trucks. Meanwhile, those injured are lightly to moderately injured, according to local media, citing Abu Dhabi police.