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Drone attacks on airports are again in the spotlight, becoming a more and more frequent threat in the Middle East. Ten people were injured in two explosives-laden drone attacks at King Abdullah airport in the southern Saudi city of Jizan late on October 8, the Saudi-led coalition said.
Six Saudis, three Bangladeshi nationals and one Sudanese were among those who were injured in the first attack.
Citing a Saudi-led coalition spokesman, SPA said that the first projectile was fired from a drone, shattering the airport’s facade windows and causing injuries.
A second explosives-laden drone was intercepted early on October 9, the coalition said, without giving details on any injuries or damages.
No one claimed immediate responsibility for the attack, but a number of attacks against Saudi targets recently have been blamed on Yemen’s Houthi forces, backed by Iran.
On October 6, four workers were wounded after the coalition intercepted an explosives-laden drone targeting the kingdom’s Abha airport. On August 31, a drone hit the same airport, wounding eight people and damaging a civilian aircraft, according to aljazeera.com.
In northern Iraq, a drone attack hit near US forces stationed at Erbil International Airport on September 11.