NEW DELHI: Yemen's Houthi rebel group claimed responsibility for a "qualitative military operation" that struck areas deep inside the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in which three persons including two Indians were killed.
As per the Abu Dhabi police, three persons — two Indians and one Pakistani, were killed. Besides, six others were injured.
"An important statement will be announced in the upcoming hours to reveal details on the strategic operation deep inside the UAE," said the Houthi rebel group's spokesman Yahya Saree in a brief press statement on Monday.
The Houthis' claim surfaced just after three petroleum tankers exploded in a fire near the storage facilities of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company in the UAE captial's Musaffah industrial district, the official WAM news agency reported, citing an announcement of the Abu Dhabi police.
A minor fire also broke out in the new construction area of Abu Dhabi International Airport, according to the WAM.
Initial investigations show the fires and explosion were possibly caused by unidentified drones in the area.
The fire at both places has been brought under control and air traffic was not affected, officials told the media.
The UAE is an active member of the Saudi-led coalition which has been fighting a large-scale war against the Houthi rebel militia in various areas of Yemen. (IANS)