Drone punches hole in Saudi airliner

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Saudi state television via AP

An airliner has sustained substantial damage and was briefly engulfed in flames following a drone attack by Houthi rebels at Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi state TV showed the three-year-old plane, operated by flyadeal, with a large hole in its fuselage, apparently caused by a drone. The report said that there had not been any injuries. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack and said that four drones were used.

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Saudi state media has reported shooting down a number of hostile drones in recent months.

In September 2019, around 10 drones were used to attack the state-owned Saudi Aramco oil processing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in eastern Saudi Arabia, causing massive damage.

Abha regional airport is about 75 miles from Saudi’s border with Yemen.

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