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PHL Embassy issues security warning for Pinoys in Saudi following missile attack

The Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia has called on Filipinos there to exercise caution and vigilance after Houthi rebels attacked an airport in the Kingdom’s Southwestern region on June 12.
At least 26 people were injured in the missile attack that hit the Abha International Airport.

In an advisory posted at the Philippine Embassy’s Facebook page, members of the Filipino community were advised “to keep a vigilant watch on potential threats to their security and to continue to abide by the security measures and protocols established by the Saudi government, as well as the country’s laws, rules, and regulations.”

Although no Filipino was injured, Ambassador Adnan Alonto said the embassy and consulate will continue to monitor the situation.
Around two million Filipinos are working in Saudi Arabia, mostly employed as domestic helpers, nurses, engineers and construction workers.

Filipinos are urged to contact the embassy or consulate on further security-related incidents and on information on developing security situations on the ground.

Citing a Saudi official, CNN reported that a missile fired by Houthi rebels struck the arrivals hall of an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, June 12, injuring 26 people.

Eighteen people were treated at Abha International Airport for minor injuries and another eight were taken to hospital, Turki al-Malki, spokesman of the US-backed Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen, said in a statement published on Saudi state media, CNN said.

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