Dubai: Saudi Arabia shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels and its debris fell in an area near Dammam, injuring at least two children. Saudi Arabia gave this information on Sunday. Images released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency showed debris falling in an area near the headquarters of oil giant Saudi Aramco. At least 14 houses have been damaged in the area.
Army spokesman Brigadier General Turki al-Malki said the Houthi fired three bomb-laden drones and three ballistic missiles in the attack. Houthi rebel spokesman Yahia Saarei tweeted that the rebels carried out military action in Saudi Arabia.
The rebels issued a statement on Sunday claiming they fired eight explosive-laden drones and a ballistic missile at Aramco installations in the town of Ras Tanura, some 55 kilometers from Dammam.
Houthi rebels also claimed they fired five ballistic missiles and two explosive-laden drones at Aramco installations in the cities of Jeddah, Jizan and Najran. However, he did not present any evidence related to this attack. The US consulate in nearby Dhahran has sent an alert to US citizens about the attack. The embassy said, “Be alert for more attacks in the coming times.”