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After the attack that killed 2 Indians, UAE destroyed 2 Houthi missiles in a week

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            Following a devastating strike, a week earlier, the UAE intercepted and destroyed two Houthi ballistic missiles aimed towards the Gulf country on Monday, with no deaths, according to its defence minister.

For more than six years, the Houthis have fought a Saudi-led coalition that includes the UAE, carrying out cross-border missile and drone strikes on Saudi Arabia, culminating in an unprecedented assault on the UAE on January 17.

“The fragments of the intercepted ballistic missiles fell in various places near Abu Dhabi”, the ministry said in a statement, adding that it was taking all necessary precautions against any future assaults.

The attack on Monday was the second on UAE land after last week’s strike on a gasoline store in Abu Dhabi, killing three people and triggering a fire near the country’s international airport.

According to the Houthi-run Al Masirah news channel, the organisation will reveal the details of a “broad military operation” against Saudi Arabia and the UAE within hours.

Late on Sunday, Saudi official television said that a Houthi ballistic missile had struck the kingdom’s southern region, wounding two foreigners and damaged workshops and cars in an industrial sector.

The Saudi-led coalition has increased airstrikes in Yemen against what it calls Houthi objectives.

At least 60 people were murdered when a strike targeted a temporary detention centre in the northern province of Sadaa on Friday, and around 20 were killed in an operation on Tuesday in the Houthi-held city of Sanaa.

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