Al Houthi missile victim to be buried in Egypt

Manama: Abdul Muttaleb Ahmad, the Egyptian man who was killed in the Al Houthi ballistic missile attack on Saudi Arabia on Sunday night will be buried in Egypt.

His family made the request to transport his body to Egypt and the Deputy Governor of Riyadh Prince Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Bin Abdul Aziz pledged to honour their wish.

Abdul Muttaleb was the only fatalilty of the seven ballistic missiles fired from Yemen on targets mainly in Riyadh.

He was killed by falling debris in his house.

Abdul Muttaleb was born in 1979 and was a private driver.

According to members of the Egyptian community, the victim lived with two other people in a room on the top floor of a building.

Prince Mohammad inspected the area and visited the injured at the hospital where they were being treated.

“The attacks confirm what Saudi Arabia has been saying about the terrorist militias,” Prince Mohammad told the media during his visit. “Everybody in the military and security sectors in Saudi Arabia have risen to their responsibilities and performed their duties without fault.”

A deluge of condolences messages, support and sympathy flooded social media. Egyptians posted their support of Saudi Arabia and their readiness to help the Saudis confront the threats of Al Houthis and terror groups.

Saudis and some Gulf nationals praised the sense of solidarity and support that prevailed among the Egyptian and other communities.

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