Incident Summary:

06/14/2019: Explosives-laden drones were intercepted targeting the Abha airport in Abha, Asir, Saudi Arabia. This was one of two drone attacks targeting Asir on this date. Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah) claimed responsibility for the incident.



Saudi Arabia

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Abha

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Abha Airport
Specific Description Airport
Nationality of Target Saudi Arabia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
Five Qasef-2K remote-controlled explosives-laden drones were used in this and another related attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Saudi air defence intercepts five Houthi drones: SPA," Al Jazeera Online, June 14, 2019.
"Xinhua: Yemen's Houthi Rebels Claim Fresh Drone Attack On Saudi Airport," Xinhua, June 14, 2019.
"Yemen: Roundup of Huthi Developments 2000 GMT 14 June 2019," Summary, June 13, 2019.