Dubai: Indian Ambassador to UAE Sunjay Sudhir told The National newspaper on Tuesday that India will provide all possible assistance to the families of the Indian citizens who died in the Houthi drone attack in Abu Dhabi airport, PTI reported.
However, the Indian embassy has not yet identified the two deceased.
On Monday, an attack claimed by Houthi rebels caused explosions that hit three petroleum tankers of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). The attack, suspected to be of drones, had claimed the lives of two Indians, a Pakistan national and injured six others. UAE had condemned the attack and vowed retaliation on Houthi rebels for the attack on Monday. This is the first deadly assault acknowledged by the UAE and claimed by the rebels, who said they had fired ballistic missiles and deployed armed drones.
In the meantime, prominent leaders paid their solidarity regarding the incident. Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and extended his moral support. He expressed his condolences for the deceased and prayers for those injured to recover fast. Saudi foreign affairs ministry condemned the attack in a statement. The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, called Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed condemned the attack and denounced the activities of Houthis in civil areas in UAE. King Abdullah of Jordan also condemned the attack in Abu Dhabi.
Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed announced that those behind the attack would never go unpunished. Since 2015, UAE has been working along with Saudi's military campaign against the Houthis of Yemen.