Multiple Explosions Reported at Saudi Aramco Oil Refinery

There has been multiple video reports of multiple explosions at Saudi Aramco’s Oil Refinery facility located in the city of Abqaiq. The fire has been quickly controlled with the cause of the incident still unknown. Saudi Twitter users with family and friends working at the facility are reporting no human casualties. An official statement by the Saudi Government regarding the incident is going to be released soon. However, One Saudi Journalist has stated in a tweet that this was a drone attack. The alleged drones also targeted the city of khurais city. Other twitter users at the site have report gun fire which leads to the assumption of a terrorist attack.

Abqaiq City hosts the largest expat community in the country. No evacuations are reported as the incident occurred on a dawn of Saturday which is a weekend in Saudi Arabia.

Update Official Saudi news outlet report that a statement has been issued by a spokesperson from the Ministry of Interior Affairs: It states that both cities of Abqaiq and khurais were attacked by drones. The spokesperson did not mention if there were any terrorists on the ground.

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