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Egyptian killed in Houthi missile attack in Riyadh laid to rest

Author: ARAB NEWSSat, 2018-03-31 04:00ID: 1522444738179423900

CAIRO: Abdulmutallab Ahmed Hussein, the Egyptian driver who was killed in last Sundays Houthi rocket attack on Riyadh, was finally laid to rest on Thursday.
Hussein was buried in his familys plot in the village of Al-Abel island in Qena governorate at his familys request, which was supported by Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman bin Abdulaziz, deputy governor of Riyadh.
He was the first person to be killed in Riyadh as a result of the Yemen war when falling debris caused by a rocket struck a home.
Hundreds gathered to bid farewell to the victim and the funeral was attended by leaders from the governorate. His wife, wearing black, carried his 3-year-old son Yousif, and his 6-year-old daughter Hanin.
“My husband worked in Saudi Arabia for a year and 10 months and he was planning a vacation with us soon,” she said.
“Over the phone, he told me he suffered from loneliness, washing clothes, and renewing his permit. Abdo was affectionate with us, especially with our children. He was also a very good and obedient son to his mother, who was left a widow after her husbands death.”
Hussein and his wife would communicate through video calls. “He was amazed by the growth of our kids, Hanin and Yousif,” she said.
Husseins cousin, Salim Mahmoud, said his brother Mohammed and his cousin Shehab Mahmoud Hassan were injured in the same incident.
Husseins wife conveyed his mothers appreciation to everyone who offered support, including to the Egyptians living in the Kingdom, and to the Saudi authorities who promised to receive them to perform the Hajj and Umrah.
Husseins brother, who lived with him, said earlier about the bombing: “Suddenly a shell landed on us, and the dust spread so hard that we did not see anyone or anything. My cousins were wounded.”

Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: EgyptCairoIranHouthisYemenSaudi Arabiarelated_nodes: Saudis Grand Mufti slams Houthis as corrupt tyrantsSaudi air defense units intercept ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia on JazanUN Security Council: Houthi Missile strikes on Saudi Arabia are a threat to the region

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