In a horrific incident, two state-owned oil-producing plants in Saudi, in the wee hours of Saturday, were struck by drones brewing tensions in the Gulf. There was no immediate claim for responsibility, however, Saudi suspects Iran’s involvement in the attacks.
Reportedly, the drones targeted Abqaiq and Khurais, which are two major Aramco facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia. For the inundated, Saudi Aramco is a Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. As per the fresh reports, the fire has been brought under control. Moreover, an investigation has also been launched.
“At 4.00 am (0100 GMT) the industrial security teams of Aramco started dealing with fires at two of its facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais as a result of… drones,” the interior ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.
Notably, Saudi is no alien to such attacks, as earlier, Houthi rebels from its neighbouring country Yemen, have carried out many such attacks, ever since Saudi had declared war against them. Last month, at attack at Aramco’s Shaybah natural gas liquefaction facility, was reported officially claimed by Houthi rebels. This comes after Saudi initiated airstrike on several Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen.