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UAE says suspects drones behind fires, Houthis claim attack

Published: 18:23, January 17, 2022
| Updated: 18:42, January 17, 2022

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UAE says suspects drones behind fires, Houthis claim attack

By Reuters


Published:18:23, January 17, 2022
Updated:18:42, January 17, 2022
By Reuters

A general view taken on May 29, 2019 shows the sea front promenade in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi with the ADNOC headquarters (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) office complex (centre) in the foreground.
(KARIM SAHIB / AFP)

DUBAI – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Monday it had carried out an attack on the United Arab Emirates after authorities in the Gulf state reported two fires in the capital Abu Dhabi that were possibly caused by drones.

Abu Dhabi police, in a statement on state news agency WAM, said three fuel tankers had exploded in the industrial Musaffah area near storage facilities of oil firm ADNOC and that a fire had broken out at a construction site at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

There was no damage from the incidents, according to the statement, adding that initial investigations showed parts of a small plane “possibly a drone” in both sites.

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