Eighteen people were treated at Abha International Airport for minor injuries and another eight were taken to hospital, Turki al-Malki, spokesman of the US-backed Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen, said in a statement released on Saudi State
"Three women, and Yemen, an Indian and Saudi and two Saudi children were among those injured," al-Malki said, adding that "authorities are working on identifying the type of missile that was used in this terrorist attack .
"In light of these terrorist and immoral transgressions by the Houthis, the coalition will take urgent and careful measures to deter them," Al-Malki said. "
The airport, which services flights within Saudi Arabia, as well as to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, will be held accountable for the terrorist elements responsible for the planning and execution of this attack. suffered from material damage, al-Malki said.
The war in Yemen began in early 2015 when Houthi rebels – a minority Shia group from the north of the country – was driven out of the internationally recognized government and forced its president, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, to flee. ] The crisis quickly escalated into a multi-sided war, with neighboring Saudi Arabia leading a coalition of Gulf states against the Houthi rebels. The coalition is advised and supported by the US, among other nations.
Wednesday 's attack comes after Saudi Arabia reported that "armed drones" had attacked two pumping stations in the kingdom in May.
That came just a day after Riyadh said two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of United Arab Emirates