Two Indian nationals among three killed in drone attack in UAE
The Indian embassy has said it is in close touch with UAE officials for further details
At least three people, including two Indian nationals were killed and six wounded in a possible drone attack at Mussafah, near the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s storage tanks in the UAE on Monday.
Maintaining about the incident, Indian Embassy in the UAE tweeted: “UAE authorities have informed that the explosion at Mussafah, near ADNOC’s storage tanks, has led to 3 casualties, which includes 2 Indian nationals.”
The Indian embassy further said it is in close touch with UAE officials for further details.
“The Mission @IndembAbuDhabi is in close touch with concerned UAE authorities for further details,” the Indian embassy further tweeted.
The blast, according to the police, struck three petroleum transport tankers near the ADNOC’s storage facility.
Initial investigations “found parts of a small plane that could possibly be a drone at both sites that could have caused the explosion and the fire,” Abu Dhabi police said in a statement, adding there was no “significant damage”.
As per media reports, the attack was carried out by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.
The UAE has been at war with Yemen since 2015. It was an important member in the Saudi Arabia-led coalition that attacked Houthi rebels after they ran over the capital and ousted the government-led by Ali Abdullah Saleh more than 6 years ago.