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Fire erupts after drones hit two Saudi oil facilities

RIYADH, KSA: Drones struck two major state oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Friday night causing huge blazes.

The fires began after the sites were “targeted by drones,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement to media.

The hits were carried out by unknown attackers at Saudi Aramco Buqyaq processing facility and Khurais oilfield in the eastern part of the country.

“Aramco’s industrial security teams have controlled the blazes and their spread in Aramco’s two facilities were limited,” the ministry stated.

Initial media report account no injury or casualty so far.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes amid previous drone attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Online videos presumably shot in Buqyaq include the sound of gunfire in the background, as smoke rose over the skyline and high flames could be witnessed from quite a distance.

Buqyaq, the largest crude oil stabilization plant in the world, lies 330 kilometers to the northeast of Riyadh- the state capital of Saudi Arabia.

Further investigations are underway regarding the incidents.

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