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Abu Dhabi
Three people were killed when three oil tankers exploded in Abu Dhabi on Monday, in a blast that might have been caused by drones, police said.
A minor fire also erupted at the city’s airport. Shortly after, Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they have carried out a military attack on the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and that they will reveal details “in the coming hours.” One Pakistani and two Indians were killed in the explosion that took place at an industrial area in the capital of the UAE. It was close to storage tanks of the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
Police said an initial investigation showed that both fires might have been caused by “small flying objects, possibly drones, that fell in the two areas,” police said, in a statement published by the official WAM news agency.
A video circulated on social media showing black smoke reportedly shot near the industrial area where the explosion took place.
The UAE is Saudi Arabia’s main partner in a military coalition formed in 2015 to fight the Yemeni rebels.
The Houthis have previously claimed attacks targeting the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
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