Prime Minister Imran Khan has a telephone call with Mohamed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and strongly condemned the heinous terrorist attack by Houthi militia on civil facilities in Abu Dhabi.
The prime minister expressed solidarity with the leadership, government, and people of the United Arab Emirates, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release on Wednesday.
He underlined that such attacks could not be justified and stressed the immediate cessation of these attacks, which continued to pose a grave threat to regional peace and security.
The prime minister offered deepest condolences to the families of all the victims and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.
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The Crown Prince thanked the prime minister for the strong expression of support, and also offered condolence on the sad demise of a Pakistani national who died in the tragic incident.
Deadly drone attack in Abu Dhabi
A drone attack claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people on Monday and sparked a fire at Abu Dhabi’s international airport.
Emirati police identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one Pakistani. Six people were also wounded at an industrial area where Abu Dhabi’s state-owned energy company runs a pipeline network and an oil tanker storage facility.
Three transport tankers caught fire at the oil facility, while another fire was sparked at an extension of Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Police said preliminary findings indicate there were small flying objects, possibly belonging to drones, that fell in the two areas and may have caused the explosion and fire
Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claimed they were behind an attack targeting “sensitive Emirati facilities.”
Courtesy: APP with additional input by GVS