This satellite image shows an Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. fuel depot in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi. AP
The state-run news agency WAM reported that the United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting Abu Dhabi early on Monday, the latest attack to target the Emirati capital.
The WAM said that missile fragments fell harmlessly over Abu Dhabi.
"The remnants of the intercepted ballistic missiles fell in separate areas around Abu Dhabi," the UAE Defence Ministry said, adding it was taking necessary protective measures against all attacks.
A spokesman for Yemen's Houthi rebel militia later said they had launched attacks targeting both the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, without elaborating.
The attack on Abu Dhabi, after another last week killed three people and wounded six, further escalates tensions across the Gulf.
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That war, pitting Iranian-backed Houthi rebels against a Saudi-led coalition, has become a regional conflict as negotiations continue over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. The collapse of the accord has sparked years of attacks across the region.
Houthi-run Al Masirah television said the group would announce within hours the details of a "wide military operation" against Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
This satellite image shows an Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. fuel depot in the Mussafah, Abu Dhabi. AP
Yemen's civil war began in 2014 when the Houthis seized Sanaa, prompting Saudi-led forces to intervene to prop up the government the following year.
The conflict has killed hundreds of thousands of people directly or indirectly and left millions on the brink of famine, according to the UN which calls it the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe.
Adviser Dr Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, Attorney General of the UAE, confirmed that deterrent legal measures will be taken against those who publish these materials, and the Attorney General warned members of society of the dangers of publishing and circulating these materials on social media, calling for compliance with the laws in force in the country.
"The Houthis have claimed responsibility for this attack, and we will work with the UAE and international partners to hold them accountable," National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in a White House statement.
Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior received British Home Secretary Priti Patel on Tuesday.
The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court convicted five civil servants of abusing their powers jobs at a UAE border exit in promoting vice and breaching public morals by wooing women in such a manner that offended their modesty and undermined the border exit’s reputation.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid also dispatched a message of condolence to Indian President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the victims of the train collision
At least 288 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a three-train collision in India, officials said Saturday, the country's deadliest rail accident in more than 20 years.
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