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Abu Dhabi police confirm explosion of three fuel tankers

Dubai: According to police statements, the drone may have caused an explosion in three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi, and on Monday it could have caused another fire in an extension of a major airport in the Emirate.

Abu Dhabi police explained that the airport fire was minor and said it occurred in an extension of Abu Dhabi’s major international airport, which is currently under construction. The statement reported that three oil tankers exploded near the storage facility of ADNOC, Abu Dhabi’s state-owned oil company.

Abu Dhabi police said preliminary investigations showed detection of small flying objects that could belong to the drone, which could have fallen into two areas and caused an explosion and fire. They said there was no significant damage from the incident without providing further details.

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Meanwhile, Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed to have launched an attack in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is the seat of government of the UAE and leads the country’s foreign policy.

The United Arab Emirates has been at war in Yemen since early 2015, launching an attack on Iran-backed Houthi after a group conquered the Yemeni capital and expelled an internationally supported government. Was a key member of the Saudi-led coalition.

Houthi spokesman Yahia Sarei said the group launched an attack deep inside the UAE. He said the statement would be released soon and did not provide any further details.

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