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Abu Dhabi (ANN)- An explosion blast has ripped through a key oil facility and Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates on Monday.
The blast killed three people and injured seven others, according to UAE police.
The Houthi rebels in Yemen are suspected of carrying out the attack, which is believed to have been carried out using drones, according to Abu Dhabi police.
A fire broke out at Abu Dhabi airport, causing the explosion of three fuel tankers in the Musaffah area near the ADNOC depot of the Abu Dhabi oil company, where the attack is thought to have target place.
The dead included one Pakistani and two Indians after a petrol tanker exploded, the UAE’s WAM news agency quoted Abu Dhabi police as saying.
Also, seven people were injured in the blast and fire, officials said, according to preliminary investigations.
Officials, however, added that in the event of a preliminary investigation attack it was discovered that small flying objects, possibly owned by drones, had crashed in both areas, possibly caused by the explosion and fire.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was part of the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen in March 2015, following the overthrow of Ali Abdallah Salah’s government and the overthrow of the government of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi
The Houthis have been at loggerheads with the Saudi-led coalition in the war, with the Houthi group being linked to gaining support from the Iranian government.
The fighting has caused widespread destruction and death, with millions of Yemenis fleeing the country and millions more displaced within the country, resulting in widespread humanitarian crises and famine conditions for millions of Yemeni’s.
It is not the first attack by the Houthis in the United Arab Emirates, but similar attacks have taken place at Abu Dhabi International Airport in recent years, with the largest number of attacks Houthi in Saudi Arabia.
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By Arraale M Jama Freelance Journalist and Human Rights activist.