Bangladeshi among 2 injured in Saudi Houthi attack

Bangladeshi among 2 injured in Saudi Houthi attack


Published: 13:51 24 January 2022   Updated: 14:16 24 January 2022

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Two people, including a Bangladeshi, have been injured in a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi rebels in an industrial area in southern part of Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi-led coalition confirmed the missile strike on Sunday in the Ahad al-Masarihah industrial area in the southern part of the country.

According to the Saudi Gazette, a Bangladeshi and a Sudanese national were injured in the incident. Several workshops and civilian vehicles were also damaged in the missile strike. However, the details of the injured were not given in the report. No statement was known from Bangladesh Embassy in Saudi Arabia.

A statement from the Saudi-led coalition described the attack as "malicious and brutal" and called for a "firm response" to the attack. This is the third time that a foreigner has been injured in a Houthi missile strike in the Ahad al-Masarihah industrial area. Coalition forces also said they had destroyed two drones sent from Yemen.

The force has been fighting the Houthi group in Yemen since 2015. On Monday, the Houthis carried out an unprecedented attack on the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, another member of the coalition. Two Indian expatriates and a Pakistani national were killed at the attack.

The Houthis also fired missiles and drones at various Saudi cities. The Saudi-led coalition has stepped up airstrikes on Houthi military targets in Yemen.

The Saudi-led military coalition has been attacking Yemen since 2015 to overthrow the internationally recognized government and oust it from the capital, Sanaa.

It has killed thousands of Yemenis and displaced more than a million. The country is on the brink of famine due to a series of attacks by powerful neighbors.