Houthies’ missile, drone attacks on Saudi Arabia condemned

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By Asghar Ali Mubarak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned multiple missile and drone attacks towards Riyadh, Najran and Jazan by the Houthi militia.
In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan appreciates the successful interception of the missiles and drones, which prevented the loss of innocent lives. The Spokesperson said we call for immediate cessation of these attacks. She said Pakistan reiterates its full support and solidarity with Saudi Arabia against any threats to its security and territorial integrity. “Pakistan strongly condemns multiple missile and drone attacks towards Riyadh, Najran and Jazan by the Houthi militia,” read a statement issued by the Foreign Office.
Islamabad called for “immediate cessation of these attacks” and reiterated its support and solidarity with Saudi Arabia in the face of “any threats to its security and territorial integrity”.
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement fired missiles that reached the Saudi capital on Tuesday, the first such attack since a ceasefire put in place during the coronavirus epidemic expired last month. Two large explosions could be heard in Riyadh near dawn and smoke billowed into the sky. The Houthis said they had hit the Saudi defence ministry and a military base, while a Saudi-led military coalition said it had shot a missile down, making no reference to targets.