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Houthi drone attack sparks fire at Saudi gas plant

Houthi drone attack sparks fire at Saudi gas plant

An attack claimed by Yemeni rebels sparked a fire in a Saudi gas plant on Saturday but caused no casualties or disruption to production, state-owned energy company Saudi Aramco said.
“Saudi Aramco’s response team controlled a limited fire this morning at the Shaybah natural gas liquefaction facility,” the energy giant said. “There were no injuries and no interruptions to Saudi Aramco’s oil operations.”
The Houthi rebels have carried out a spate of cross-border missile and drone attacks targeting Saudi air bases and other facilities in recent months in what it says is retaliation for the Saudi-led air war in Yemen.
Early on Saturday, the Houthis issued a statement claiming a “massive” attack against a Saudi gas installation, which they said was hit by 10 drones.
A rebel spokesman, cited by the insurgent television station Al-Masirah, also vowed “fiercer and larger attacks” against Saudi Arabia should it retaliate.
The channel later broadcast a speech by rebel chief Abdelmalek al Houthi, who said all the group’s military operations were “a legitimate response to Saudi aggression”. (AFP)

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