In Saudi Arabia, two children were injured by shrapnel of a missile that fell from the sky to the ground. The official Saudi Press Agency, based on information from the Ministry of Defense, stated that many homes were damaged by the missile’s cut.
The missile was launched from the sky over the port city of Dammam in the oil-rich east of the country. According to Saudi Arabia, the missile came from the pro-Iranian Houthi group, which is fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen.
No injuries were reported, but the attack comes four days after a drone attack on Abha International Airport, which injured eight people, which official Saudi media blamed on the Houthi rebels.
The attack also comes just hours before the new UN envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, takes office on Sunday.
According to the Saudi authorities, two missiles on their way to the southern cities of Jizan and Najran were also intercepted, as well as three drones loaded with explosives.
In Yemen, a power struggle has been raging for years between the Saudi-backed government and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels. In 2015, the Saudi-led coalition launched a military campaign against the Houthis.
In eastern Saudi Arabia there is an important oil network, which was previously the target of air strikes. In 2019, the oil facilities of the state oil company Saudi Aramco were affected. As a result, Saudi oil production temporarily fell by half.
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