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Saudi Arabia: Jeddah fuel tank blast caused by ‘Houthi terrorist missile’

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A missile fired by Houthi militants in Yemen sparked an explosion and fire at a fuel distribution site near Jeddah on Monday.

The blast took place at 3.50 a.m, causing a fire in a fuel tank at the petroleum products distribution station, north of the city, Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry said. 

The blast was the result of “a terrorist attack with a projectile,” the ministry said.

Firefighting teams managed to extinguish the blaze, and no injuries or loss of life occurred as a result of this attack.

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Saudi Aramco’s supply of fuel to its customers was not affected.

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“The terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia has been positively identified as the culprits of this cowardly terrorist assault,” coalition spokesman Brig.-Gen. Turki Al-Maliki said. 

The attack, he said, was not just an attack on Saudi Arabia’s national assets, “but on the core of the global economy and its supply routes, as well as the security of global energy.”

Bahrain has strongly denounced and condemned the terrorist attack, affirming Bahrain’s solidarity with Saudi Arabia and its full support for all the measures it takes to safeguard its security and stability.

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