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14 Sep 2019 | 05:31 AM UTC

Saudi Arabia: Drone attacks cause fires at oil facilities in Eastern Province September 14 /update 1

Saudi Arabia News Alert

Saudi officials claim drone attack caused fires at oil facilities in Buqayq and the Khurais oil field (Eastern Province) on September 14; blazes reportedly under control

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Riyadh). COUNTRY/REGION Buqayq, Saudi Arabia

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Event

Saudi government officials announced at approximately 09:10 (local time) on Saturday, September 14, that drone attacks caused fires at two oil facilities earlier in the morning. Major facilities in Buqayq (Eastern Province) and at the Khurais oil field were reportedly targeted in the operations. According to officials, the fires at are under control. No group has immediately claimed responsibility and an investigation into the attacks is ongoing. Details are still emerging.

Advice

Individuals in region are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incidents, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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