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Two Indians killed in suspected drone attack in UAE have been identified, says embassy

The two Indians who were killed in a suspected drone attack in United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi have been identified, the Indian Embassy in the country said on Tuesday.

The embassy also said that there were two Indians among the six people who were injured in the attack. They were discharged on Monday night after medical treatment. However, the identities of the deceased and the injured have not been revealed.

On Monday, two Indians and a Pakistani citizen, all of them staff of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, were killed after airborne objects, which could be drones, struck three oil tankers. The tankers had exploded in the industrial Musaffah area, near storage facilities of oil firm ADNOC. A fire also broke out at an extension of Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed responsibility for the attack.

On Tuesday, the Indian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates said it was in touch with the family members of the deceased. The officials were working closely with authorities in the UAE and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for repatriation of the mortal remains of those who were killed, the embassy added.

Of the 6 injured, 2 are Indian nationals. After receiving medical treatment they were discharged yesterday…

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