Yemen rebel attack wounds 26 at Saudi airport

The Huthi rebels said earlier that they had launched a missile at the airport in the Saudi mountain resort city.

FILE: Yemeni pro-government forces gather on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida as they continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on 9 November 2018. Picture: AFP

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - A Yemeni rebel missile attack on an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia wounded 26 civilians on Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels said.

Eight of those wounded at Abha airport were admitted to hospital, coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency. The other 18 were discharged after receiving first aid.

The Huthi rebels said earlier that they had launched a missile at the airport in the Saudi mountain resort city.