Who is the Egyptian man killed by Houthi missile on Saudi Arabia

Abdelmontaleb Ahmed Hussin Ali. (Supplied)

An Egyptian man was killed while two others were injured after Iran-backed Houthi militias launched seven ballistic missiles towards several Saudi cities, including the capital Riyadh.

The Saudi defenses intercepted and destroyed the missiles on Sunday night.

The initial information obtained by Al Arabiya from members of the Egyptian community in Saudi Arabia indicates that the victim’s full name is Abdelmontaleb Ahmed Hussin Ali, from Upper Egypt, who worked as a contractor in Saudi Arabia.

The victim lived with two of his Egyptian colleagues in a room on the last floor of the property where the parts and fragments of the Houthi missile fell.

A member of the Egyptian community said that the Egyptian man was having dinner with his brother and colleague at the time.

He was killed instantly, while the two other men were injured. They were immediately taken to hospital for treatment.

The Egyptian embassy was informed immediately in order to begin the process of transferring the body back to Egypt.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the Egyptian citizen, while wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.

The Iran-aligned Houthi rebels fired three missiles at Riyadh and four others at the southern cities of Khamis Mushait, Jizan and Najran, with the coalition saying they all targeted populated areas.

"This aggressive and hostile action by the Iran-backed Houthi group proves that the Iranian regime continues to support the armed group with military capabilities," Arab Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki said.

"The firing of multiple ballistic missiles towards cities is a serious development."

The shrapnel fell on a residential house causing the death of a resident and injury of two others, all of them of Egyptian nationality.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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