Lahore, (19th March, 8:30 pm): A drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil refinery caused fire.
Baaghi TV: According to reports from the Saudi energy ministry, a drone attack on an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh caused a fire that was brought under control.
According to the statement released by the ministry, the attack took place at 6:05 am Saudi time.
The refinery is operated by state-controlled oil giant Saudi Aramco. The attack did not result in injuries or deaths, and did not disrupt the supply of oil or oil derivatives, the energy ministry said.
Earlier, Yemen’s Houthi group said they targeted the site with six drones.
Yahya Sarea, a Houthi military spokesman said, “Our armed forces carried out at dawn today an operation with six drones which targeted the Aramco company in Riyadh.”
The international publication Reuters tried to reach Aramco for their comments, but they did not immediately respond for and said it would do so at the earliest opportunity.
It is to be noted that in recent weeks the Iran-aligned Houthis have escalated attacks into Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter.
The Saudi energy ministry said this and previous attacks had targeted the security and stability of the world’s energy supply, not just Saudi Arabia.
However, as per reports, Riyadh says it blocks most of the drones and missiles which the Houthis launch at airports, air bases and energy infrastructure, but some do cause damage.
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