2 Indians, 1 Pakistani killed in UAE explosion; Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi movement claim responsibility for drone attack


At least two Indians and one Pakistani are believed to have died in a reported drone attack in the UAE. Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi movement has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The official Twitter handle of the Indian embassy in the UAE tweeted, “UAE authorities have informed that the explosion at Mussafah, near ADNOC’s storage tanks, has led to 3 casualties, which includes 2 Indian nationals. The Mission @IndembAbuDhabi is in close touch with concerned UAE authorities for further details.”

According to reports, several unidentified people have sustained injuries. The explosion took place at an industrial area where Abu Dhabi’s state-owned energy company runs a pipeline network and an oil tanker storage facility.

The Abu Dhabi Police said that they had ‘found parts of a small plane that could possibly be a drone at both sites that could have caused the explosion and the fire.’