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No Filipinos hurt in Saudi airport missile attack — DFA

/ 04:46 PM June 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — No Filipinos were reported injured in a missile attack that hit the Abha International Airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the DFA said that the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah continue to monitor the situation following the attack, which happened on Wednesday, June 12.

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According to the DFA, a missile struck the arrivals hall of the airport which injured 26 people.

Eighteen people were treated at the Abha International Airport for minor injuries while the rest were rushed to hospital.

The DFA has advised the Filipino community there to “exercise caution” and remain vigilant.”

“In an advisory posted at the Embassy’s Facebook page, the members of the Filipino community are 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,” the DFA said.

The embassy, the DFA added, noted that further security-related incidents, information on developing security situations on the ground, and requests for assistance may be brought to the attention of the embassy’s Assistance to Nationals (ATN) section at +96611-480-1918 (landline), +96656 989 3301 (hotline) or [email protected] (email), or the Consulate General’s ATN section at +96655 219 613 or +966055 219 614 (hotline) or [email protected]  (Editor: Julie Espinosa)

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