DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the explosion and fire an oil facility in Saudi Arabia (all times local):
Saudi Arabia says drones attacked two major oil facilities in the kingdom, sparking fires.
The kingdom did not say who was behind the attacks Saturday. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched similar attacks, but did not immediately claim the latest assaults.
The ministry said investigations were ongoing.
One attack struck a major oil facility in Buqyaq, which is near Dammam in the kingdom’s Eastern Province. Online videos apparently from the area showed a massive blaze on the horizon, with the apparent sound of gunfire in the background.
The ministry identified the other area targeted as its Khurais oil field.
A Saudi-owned satellite news channel is reporting an explosion and fire at a Saudi Aramco facility in the kingdom’s east, without offering a cause for the blaze.
The Dubai-based broadcaster Al-Arabiya reported the fire early Saturday morning in Buqyaq, which is near Dammam in the kingdom’s Eastern Province.
The channel did not elaborate.
Online videos showed a massive blaze on the horizon, with the apparent sound of gunfire in the background.
State media in Saudi Arabia did not immediately report on the incident. Requests for comment to Aramco and officials in the kingdom were not immediately acknowledged.
The Associated Press