Drone attack on Saudi airport hurts 9

Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone attack Tuesday on Abha International Airport, according to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah news agency. The Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels confirmed the drone attack and said it believed Tehran was involved in the operation. Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone attack Tuesday on Abha International Airport, according to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah news agency. The Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels confirmed the drone attack and said it believed Tehran was involved in the operation.

Eight Saudis and one Indian national were among the injured, according to the Saudi Press Agency. The airport is located in the Abha mountain region, a popular vacation destination.

"The terrorist Houthi militia is continuously and immorally targeting civilians," said the Saudi-led coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki on Tuesday. "The continuation of these terror attacks in an advanced manner proves the Iranian regime's involvement in supporting the terrorist Houthi militia."

Last month, a Houthi missile struck the arrivals hall of the same airport, injuring 26.

Tuesday's incident comes as tensions between Iran and the United States have approached fever pitch.

On Monday, Iran announced that its stockpiles of enriched low-grade uranium exceeded the 300-kilogram limit set in a landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

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