Parts of what could be drones have been found at the scene, state news media reported, citing a source with the initial investigation. At least three people were killed and six more were wounded after three tankers carrying fuel exploded in Abu Dhabi’s industrial area near storage facilities belonging to ADNOC oil firm on Monday. “One Pakistani and two Indian citizens were killed, six people received minor and moderate injuries,” the police said in a statement.The incident reportedly happened in the Musaffah area of the city.
Videos have emerged online, showing plumes of smoke rising from the area of the reported attack.
A minor fire also broke out at a construction site at the Abu Dhabi international airport, police said, as quoted by the local state-run news agency. Both fires are suspected to have been caused by drone attacks, police added, citing the results of the preliminary investigation. “Parts of small flying objects, possibly belonging to drones, were discovered in two areas where the fires broke out – in Musaffa and in the new construction area at Abu Dhabi International Airport.”
Meanwhile, the Yemeni Houthis announced on Monday they have launched a military operation “deep in the UAE” and would give more details on the matter in the coming hours. Yemen’s Iran-linked Houthi movement has been battling a Saudi-led coalition that comprises the UAE and it has repeatedly carried out cross-border attacks with the use of drones and missiles on Saudi Arabia.