Drone attacks have set alight two major Saudi Aramco facilities in the kingdom, the Saudi interior ministry said on Saturday.
Yemen’s Houthi group claimed responsibility for drone attacks on two Saudi Aramco plants in the kingdom’s Eastern Province on Saturday, the group’s military spokesman said on Al-Masirah TV.
One strike hit the oil company’s Abqaiq facility, which is near Dammam in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, while another attack hit Khurais oil field, a ministry security spokesperson was reported by state news agency SPA as saying.
The broadcaster said the Houthis had deployed 10 drones against the sites in Abqaiq and Khurais, and the group pledged to widen the range of its attacks on Saudi Arabia, which leads a coalition fighting them in Yemen.
Aramco’s industrial security teams have controlled the blazes and their spread in Aramco’s two facilities was limited, the ministry added, and further investigations were being undertaken regarding the incidents.