26 injured as rocket hits Saudi airport, women and children hurt

26 injured as rocket hits Saudi airport, women and children hurt
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Published: 12 June 2019 - 11:30 a.m.
By: Ashley Williams

A rocket has reportedly hit Abha International Airport’s arrival hall, injuring 26 people.

Reports have revealed that eight people sustained moderate injuries and were transferred to hospital, while the remaining 18 people were treated at the site for minor injuries.

It added that women and children were among the injured.

According to Saudi press, the “Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen” were behind the attack.

This is the second time in a number of weeks that rockets have been fired towards Saudi Arabia after the religious tourist city of Makkah was targeted.

However, the rockets were intercepted by Saudi military over the cities of Taif and Jeddah.

Following the attack, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Aviation posted on its Twitter account that international air traffic is “proceeding normally”.

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