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Saudi Arabia destroys ‘explosive boat’ near Yanbu port

Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Turki Al Malki said that a remote-controlled boat had been intercepted and destroyed off the Red Sea Yanbu port at around 6:40am on Tuesday.

Marine units were able to monitor the movement of the booby-trapped boat, which is remotely piloted in the waters of the Red Sea near Yanbu, and the boat was dealt and destroyed according to the rules of engagement, he said according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

He said that investigations were ongoing.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have repeatedly targeted the kingdom with weaponised drones and launched dozens of “terror boats” at Saudi ports as well as international shipping


The National News

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