DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Drones may have caused an explosion on three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi and a fire at an expansion of the emirate’s main airport on Monday, according to a police statement.
Abu Dhabi police described the fire at the airport as “minor”, saying it had broken out at an expansion of the main international airport still under construction. The statement reported a separate explosion on three tankers near a storage facility for ADNOC, the Abu Dhabi state oil company.
Preliminary investigations pointed to the detection of small flying objects, possibly belonging to drones, that fell in those two areas and could have caused the explosion, according to the police. The incidents did not cause significant damage, the statement said without giving further details.
Yemeni Houthi rebels, meanwhile, claimed to have attacked the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is the seat of government of the Emirates and directs the foreign policy of the country.