Houthi rocket targets Saudi Abha airport, 26 injured

A Houthi cruise missile fell on the arrivals hall of Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport, injuring 26 civilians, the Arab Coalition said on Wednesday.

Twenty-six people have been injured after Yemeni rebels attacked an airport in Saudi Arabia.

He said the attack on the terminal in the kingdom's south-west amounts to "war crimes" and that the coalition would hold the rebels responsible, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

"The attack on the airport proves that the rebels have a sophisticated weapon and the Iranian regime continues to support cross-border terrorism", Col Al Malki said.

Three women and two children were among those hurt when the missile struck Abha airport early on Wednesday, a military spokesman was quoted as saying.

Al-Malki said that security forces are working to determine the type of projectile used in the terrorist attack.

The attack was carried out at 2am on Wednesday morning, Col Al Malki said.

Saudi Arabia leads a coalition of Arab states backing Yemen's government in its four-year war with the Houthis.

Two oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia were targeted by Houthi drones in May causing minor supply disruptions highlighting an apparent significant leap in the drone capabilities of the Houthis.

Mr Trump has been under pressure over relations with Saudi Arabia since the kingdom was accused of murdering dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi past year.

"Saudi air defense forces have repelled the attack and intercepted two drones launched in the direction of Khamis Mushait by Houthi rebels", Turki Al-Maliki told Saudi SPA news outlet.

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