Possible drone attack leaves dead, injured in UAE


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Apoiadores dos houthis participam de funeral de rebeldes que foram mortos no conflito no Iêmen, em Sanaa, 4 de janeiro. O grupo iemenita assumiu a autoria de ataques nos Emirados Árabes Unidos nesta segunda-feira, 17 de janeiro

Houthis supporters attend a funeral for rebels who were killed in the Yemen conflict, in Sanaa, January 4. The Yemeni group claimed responsibility for attacks in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, 17 of January| Photo: EFE/EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

A possible drone attack caused the explosion of three tanker trucks in Abu Dhabi and a fire broke out at the international airport in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, leaving three dead and six injured, local police said.

According to police, three tanker trucks carrying fuel exploded in an industrial area near the oil company’s storage facilities DNAOC. In addition, a fire broke out in a building area of ​​Abu Dhabi International Airport. Authorities said the victims are two Indian citizens and one Pakistani.

Police did not name any suspects, but Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed to have carried out the attacks.

The Houthis’ military spokesman said on Monday that the group had carried out an attack on UAE territory, without providing further details, saying a statement would be issued later.

Forces aligned with the Yemeni government, supported by UAE-backed groups and Saudi air forces, retook Shabwa province from the houthis earlier this month.

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