No Filipinos hurt in Saudi missile attacks

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Monday there were no Filipino casualties in Saudi Arabia following the ballistic missile attacks fired by Yemeni rebels.

In a statement, DFA said they have yet to receive any reports of Filipino casualties in the attacks late Sunday evening.

“No Filipinos were reported among the casualties after Huthi rebels in Yemen fired 7 ballistic missiles towards Riyadh and several other areas.”

DFA also condemned the attacks and praised the Saudi government for successfully intercepting the missile attacks, saving lives in the process.

“The Philippines strongly condemns the latest missile attacks against Saudi Arabia,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said.

“These attacks targeting Riyadh and other heavily populated areas are a violation of international law and must stop.”

Seven ballistic missiles were reportedly fired by Huthi rebels in different locations in Saudi – three towards Riyadh; one on Khalid Mushait; one on Narjan; and two towards Jizan.

The missiles, however, were intercepted and destroyed by the Saudi government.

The fragments of the interception resulted to one casualty while two others sustained injuries.

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