No Pinoy hurt in Saudi missile attack -- Department of Foreign Affairs

THE  Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said no Filipino was injured when a missile hit the Abha International Airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia on June 12.

Through the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and  Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, the DFA advised Filipinos in Saudi Arabia to exercise caution and remain vigilant in light of a missile attack that hit the Abha International Airport.

Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto said no Filipino was injured during the attack and the Embassy and the Consulate General continue to monitor the situation.

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 Embassy added 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 assistance@riyadhpe.com(email), or the Consulate General’s ATN section at +96655 219 613 or +966055 219 614 (hotline) or ans@pcgjeddah.org.

A missile struck the arrivals hall of the airport, causing injuries to 26 people.

At least 18 people were treated at Abha International Airport for minor injuries and another eight were taken to hospital.

The government said there are over 900,000 Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia.