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Videos: Coalition Forces Intercept Several Houthi-Launched Strikes Across Saudi Arabia

© Photo : Twitter / @AuroraIntelA photo of smoke after the explosion of an unidentified projectile near Dammam, Saudi Arabia on September 4, 2021
A photo of smoke after the explosion of an unidentified projectile near Dammam, Saudi Arabia on September 4, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 04.09.2021
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At the moment it was not known who was responsible for the launch of the projectile, and the target of the alleged attack was not officially confirmed. Media, citing local sources, speculated that the attack could have been aimed at the facility of the state oil company Aramco.
An unidentified projectile has been launched at the city of Dammam, eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, local media reported.
On early Sunday, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense spokesman, Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki, issued an official statement confirming the attacks and their interception, saying that the air defense had destroyed a total of three ballistic missiles and three bomb-laden drones launched at the country's Eastern province, and the cities of Jazan and Najran.
"The interception caused debris to scatter across the Dahyat Al-Dammam neighborhood, which resulted in the injury of two Saudi female and male children, and minimal damage to 14 houses," the official added, speaking about the damage and injuries inflicted by the attack.
Furthermore, the ministry spokesman assured that the military will take "all necessary and deterrent measures" and ensure the safety of the citizens and the territory of the country.
According to an earlier Al-Arabiya report, the Saudi-led coalition stated that it has intercepted a ballistic attack on the eastern region of Saudi Arabia.
Moreover, the Arab coalition reportedly intercepted and destroyed three booby-trapped drones allegedly launched toward Saudi Arabia by Houthi fighters. As part of those efforts, the alliance is said to have repelled a ballistic missile attack on the Kingdom's Eastern Region.
Saudi Aramco's facilities in the area of the missile attack in the east of the country were not damaged, media reported.
Other reports emerged stating that Saudi Arabia had thwarted another ballistic missile attack near the city of Najran in the country's southwest.
According to reports, the missile near Dammam was spotted high in the night sky of the region. Several social media users indicated that an explosion was heard near Dhahran.
Also, the reports speculate that the alleged missile could have been launched from a drone, since Dammam is located quite far from Yemen, whose rebels usually launch strikes at southern Saudi Arabia.
Videos of the alleged missile attack in the sky over Dammam have also emerged on social media.
The coalition reportedly described Houthi attempts to attack civilians and civilian items as hostile and inhumane.
On Friday morning and evening, Houthi fighters reportedly launched several drone attacks on Saudi Arabia. Both of these attempts were thwarted, as per the coalition's statements.
According to reports, this is the first such attack on eastern Saudi Arabia, whose oil production facilities are regularly attacked by drones and projectiles in the south of the country.
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