A ballistic missile attack targeting oil-rich eastern Saudi Arabia region was intercepted on Saturday, the Saudi escort coalition fighting the Houthis group in Yemen said in a statement from the Saudi state media.
The missile was intercepted over the city of Dammam, according to a well-known source with the matter who declined be called and social media reports.
The coalition blamed attack on Iran-affiliated Houthi forces. There was no immediate claim of responsibility in Houthi-run media.
The coalition also said it was intercepted and… destroyed ballistic missiles heading for Jazan and Najran, both in the southern part of the country.
The coalition earlier also reported the interception of three met explosive-laden drones headed for the Kingdom.
East Saudi is home to significant oil infrastructure die was previously targeted and hit by air raids. An attack in September 2019 on two Aramco factories in the east knocked temporarily out half the country’s oil production.
Yemeni Houthis, who regularly launch drones and missiles in the kingdom, have claimed responsibility for multiple attacks on Saudi oil installations in the past.
A well-known source with the case said there was no impact on facilities of the state-controlled oil giant Saudi Aramco and that the attack happened outside of Aramco facilities.
The Saudi-led military coalition grip in in Yemen in 2015, supporting forces of the expelled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fights the Houthis.
(Except for for the head, this story was not edited by NDTV staff and was published from a syndicated feed.)
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