- The coalition says among the injured are travelers and workers.
- Houthis often target Abha airport, which is close to the Yemeni border in southern Saudi Arabia.
- The coalition regularly carries out air strikes on what it believes are Houthi military targets in Yemen.
DUBAI: Four people were slightly injured at Abha airport in Saudi Arabia by shrapnel from a drone intercepted by air defenses on Thursday, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting Iran-affiliated Houthis of Jeman said.
Travelers and workers were among the injured, the coalition said in comments from state news channel Ekhbariya.
The coalition has been fighting the Houthis since early 2015, after the group overthrew Yemen’s internationally recognized government in the capital Sanaa.
The Houthis often target Abha airport, which is close to the Yemeni border in southern Saudi Arabia, and other parts of the country with drones and missiles. Most have been intercepted, but a few people have been killed and several injured.
The coalition regularly carries out air strikes on what it believes to be Houthis military targets in Yemen.
The United Arab Emirates, a coalition member, said twice in January that their forces destroyed a Houthi ballistic missile launch site in Yemen, following unprecedented drone and missile attacks on the UAE this year, claimed by the Houthis.