A limited air strike on Aramco's two oil pumping stations in the provinces of Dawadmi and Afif in Riyadh and Saudi Arabia announces that its vital installations are targeted.
Saudi Aramco's two oil pumping stations in the provinces of Dawadmi andAfif in Riyadh have been targeted by a terrorist attack, the security spokesmanfor the Presidency of State Security announced on Tuesday.
According tothe Saudi Press Agency, the incident occurred between six and six and a half onTuesday morning, adding that "there was a limited targeting of Aramco's two oilpumping stations in the provinces of Dawadmi and Afif in Riyadh."
He continued:"The competent authorities have resumed their work on the sites and any updateswill be announced later."
For his part,the Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, Khalid Al-Faleh, saidthat two oil pumping stations for the East-West pipeline, which carries Saudioil from the oil fields in the Eastern Province to the port of Yanbu on thewest coast, were attacked by drone bomb.
"The strike resulted in a fire at station no. 8, which was contained, after causing limited damage," Al-Faleh added.
Al-Falehcontinued, "Saudi Aramco has stopped pumping in the pipeline, where damage isbeing assessed and the station is being repaired to restore the pipeline andresume pumping oil."
Al-Faleh stressed, "Saudi Arabia condemns this cowardly attack, and that this terrorist and sabotage act and those recent acts in the Arabian Gulf against vital installations not only targets Saudi Arabia, but also targets the safety of the world's energy supply and the global economy. This demonstrates the importance of confronting all terrorist groups carrying out such subversive activities, including the Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen.