On Monday, local police stated that a possible drone attack in the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Abu Dhabi, resulted in the death of at least three people and injured six others due to subsequent blazes.
A police statement following the incident indicates that two Indians and one Pakistani national were among those killed during the ordeal.
A fire was reported earlier in the day by the police when three fuel tanker trucks exploded in the Musaffah area near oil storage facilities of ADNOC, an oil firm. A construction site at Abu Dhabi International Airport was another location where a blaze erupted.
In a statement cited by the UAE’s state news agency, the police expressed, “initial investigations indicate the detection of small flying objects, possibly drones, that fell in the two areas, which may be the cause of the two fires.”
Meanwhile, Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed to have carried out an attack on the UAE.
In the pro-Houthi Al-Masirah channel, Houthi Spokesperson Yahya Saree told, without any specifications, that an “important statement” will be issued soon “about a unique military operation it carried out in the UAE.”
At the same time, for its part, the Saudi-led Arab coalition said it observed “a hostile escalation by the Houthi group using booby-trapped drones that took off from Sanaa Airport.”