The fires began after the sites were ‘targeted by drones’, the Interior Ministry said

Dubai: Update: Saudi Aramco contained fires at two of its facilities in the world’s largest oil-exporting region after attacks that Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for.

The facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais were attacked at 4 a.m. local time, state-run Saudi Press Agency reported, citing an unidentified interior ministry spokesman. It didn’t give further details. Most of the oil produced in Saudi Arabia is processed at Abqaiq before export or delivery to refineries.

The militia launched “a large-scale operation involving 10 drones that targeted refineries in Abqaiq and Khurais in eastern Saudi Arabia,” Al Masirah said.

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