Pakistan assails Yemen's missile attacks targeting Saudi capital Riyadh

Published: March 26, 2018
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Islamabad also commends Riyadh for destroying Houthis' missiles and limiting casualties, says FO. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Islamabad also commends Riyadh for destroying Houthis' missiles and limiting casualties, says FO. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Pakistan strongly condemned the Yemen’s Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

“Pakistan commends the Government of Saudi Arabia for destroying the missiles and limiting the casualties,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office read.

“The government and people of Pakistan reiterate their full support and solidarity with the leadership, the government and people of Saudi Arabia,” it added.

Yesterday, the Saudi air force intercepted a missile over the northeastern part of the capital Riyadh, Saudi state television said. Reuters reporters in the capital heard several loud booms and saw smoke in the air shortly before midnight.

Saudi air force intercepts missile over Riyadh

Another witness said he saw a long stream of light followed by additional explosions. Houthi-run SABA news agency reported that the group’s missile force had targeted King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh with a Burkan H2 missile.

The rebel group also fired other types of missiles at airports in the southern Saudi cities of Abha, Jizan and Najran, according to the SABA report.

More than 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen since March 2015 when Saudi-led coalition countries launched a military campaign against the Houthis, a group of fighters who had seized Yemen’s capital and forced President Abd Rabbu Mansour al Hadi to flee.

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  • Tyggar
    Mar 26, 2018 - 6:57PM

    Why is it ok for Saudi to conduct an aerial genocide in Yemen, but not ok for Yemen to fire a single missile into Saudi?Recommend

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