Incident Summary:

06/12/2019: Assailants fired a ballistic missile at the Abha International Airport arrival hall in Abha, Asir, Saudi Arabia. At least 26 people, including civilians from Yemen, India, and Saudi Arabia, were injured in the blast. Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was in retaliation for the aggression and blockade of Yemen by the Saudi coalition.



Saudi Arabia

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Abha

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Abha International Airport
Specific Description Arrival Hall
Nationality of Target Saudi Arabia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A cruise missile was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Missile hits arrivals hall of Saudi Arabia airport, injuring 26, official says," CNN, June 12, 2019.
"Yemen war: Houthi missile attack on Saudi airport 'injures 26'," BBC, June 12, 2019.
"Houthi rebels strike Saudi airport," San Diego Union-Tribune, June 13, 2019.