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UAE says reserves right to respond after Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi kills 3, including Pakistani

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UAE says reserves right to respond after Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi kills 3, including Pakistani

A possible drone attack may have sparked an explosion that struck three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi and another fire at an extension of Abu Dhabi International Airport on Monday that killed three people and wounded six, police said.

Abu Dhabi police identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one Pakistani. It did not identify the wounded, who police said suffered minor or moderate wounds.

Police said an investigation was underway. Later in the day, the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation condemned the suspected drone attack and vowed to punish the perpetrators.

According to Khaleej Times, the ministry said in a statement that "the UAE reserves the right to respond to these terrorist attacks and criminal escalation.”

Terming the incident an act of a “heinous crime” committed by the Houthi militia, in violation of international and humanitarian laws, the ministry said the group continued to "spread terror and chaos in the region to destabilise it".

The ministry urged the international community to condemn the acts that target civilians and civilian facilities, according to the Khaleej Times report.

The report said that the ministry also expressed its condolences to the families of the deceased.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels had earlier claimed responsibility for an attack targeting the United Arab Emirates, without elaborating. The Iranian-backed Houthis have claimed several attacks that Emirati officials later denied took place.

The incident comes while Yemen’s years-long war rages on and as an Emirati-flagged vessel found itself recently captured by the Houthis. That’s as Abu Dhabi largely has withdrawn its national forces from the conflict tearing apart the Arab world’s poorest nation while still supporting local militias there.

Abu Dhabi police said preliminary investigations indicated the detection of small flying objects, possibly belonging to drones, that fell in the two areas and may have caused the explosion and fire. They said there was no significant damage from the incidents, without offering further details.

Police described the airport fire as “minor” and said it took place at an extension of the international airport that is still under construction.

For years, the airport home to Etihad Airways has been building its new Midfield Terminal, but it wasn’t clear if that was where the fire took place.

The airport and Etihad did not immediately respond to requests for comment, however, there were a series of flights delayed on Monday morning.

Police said the other blast struck three petroleum transport tankers near a storage facility for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. in the Musaffah area.

The neighbourhood, 22 kilometres (13 miles) from the centre of Abu Dhabi city, also has an oil pipeline network and 36 storage tanks, from which transport trucks carry fuel nationwide.

On Monday, Houthi military spokesman Yahia Sarei said the group launched an attack deep in the UAE. He did not provide further details, saying a statement would be released soon.

The location of the ADNOC storage facility where the tankers caught fire is approximately 1,800kms (1,100 miles) northeast of Saada, the Houthis’ stronghold in Yemen.
 

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Question is, when UAE and Iran relations are improving, why now? Who threw a spanner in the works?

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this is some capability for a guerilla outfit, surely they are aided by Iran.
Without their support, it is not possible.

All the way from Yemen, and Saudi Air Defenses didn't intercept them. Why?

It seems this attack was done by sea, from a civilian vessel.
 
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this is some capability for a guerilla outfit, surely they are aided by Iran.

those drones are not big enough to carry so much fuel and even if they do, they must have been spotted long before.
Iran has brain washed puppies ready to serve supreme leader for free, and of course axis of evil is never short on mercenaries, who come in all colors and race.
Most likely control station is somewhere in middle of launch pad and point of impact.
 

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those drones are not big enough to carry so much fuel and even if they do, they must have been spotted long before.
Iran has brain washed puppies in Pakistan ready to serve supreme leader for free, and of course axis of evil is never short on mercenaries, who comes in all colors and race.
Most likely control station is somewhere in middle of launch pad and point of impact.
What does Pakistan has to do with this, stop ruining every thread with your anti PTI or Pakistan posts.
 

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What does Pakistan has to do with this, stop ruining every thread with your anti PTI or Pakistan posts.
i assume you misunderstood and consequently misquoted me.

I never said Pakistan has anything to do with this... but the truth remains, Pakistan is FULL of Iranian puppies and they remain the most useful weapon Iran has. They are potential source of intelligence and smuggling of Pakistan's defense tech. to Iran and not to mention the propaganda houses they host and have been hosting misinformation against Arabs in general and GCC in particular, cover up for Iranian crimes, while state watch from distance.

Neither i mention PTI /PMLN /PPP, but they all are the ruling elite, and their refusal to condemn Iran, will go down the history, as a national hypocrisy.

Since I can't stand this blatant display of hypocrisy, In given scenario, I disown this state level hypocrisy, and vehemently condemn mulla clergy of Iran, over their un-ending acts of sabotage and mischief against brotherly states and as well Pakistan.
 
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