Saudis Blame Iran in Houthi Missile Attack on Resort City Airport

Tensions escalate as international passengers injured in attack

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Twenty-six people have been injured after Yemeni rebels attacked an airport in Saudi Arabia, prompting fresh tensions between Riyadh and its fierce regional rival Iran.

A missile fired by Houthi rebels hit the airport’s arrivals hall in the mountain resort city of Abha, according to Saudi officials, injuring passengers of different nationalities.

The Saudi-led coalition which is fighting the Houthis in Yemen immediately pointed the blame at Iran, saying Tehran had equipped the rebel group with ‘advanced weapons.’

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