The state media reported that the missile was aimed at Saudi territory

Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich eastern region was hit by a ballistic missile on Saturday, injuring two children and damaging buildings, the Ministry of Defense said.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a mosque in the northern city of Dammam, injuring two Saudi children and wounding 14 others, state news agency SPA reported.

Photos on state media damaged glass and the entrances of a few residential buildings were damaged.

The coalition blamed the attack on Huthi forces controlling Iran. There is no immediate claim of responsibility in the Huthi-controlled media.

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He said the coalition had intercepted and destroyed ballistic missiles in the southern part of the country, heading to Jazan and Najran. Earlier, three explosive-laden planes were on board.

Eastern Saudi Arabia is home to significant oil infrastructure that has been targeted by air strikes in the past. A September 2019 attack on two Aramco factories in the east temporarily killed the country’s oil production.

Yemeni Houthis, who regularly import planes and missiles into the government, have previously claimed responsibility for a number of attacks on Saudi gas stations.

A source familiar with the matter said that the government-owned oil giant Saudi Aramo had no effect and that the attack was carried out outside Aramko facilities.

The Ministry of Defense will take the necessary and irreversible measures to protect its land and capacity, and to stop such hateful and cross-border attacks in order to protect civilians in accordance with international humanitarian law.

The Saudi-led military coalition In 2015, he intervened in Yemen and fought to oust ousted President Abdel-Mansour Hadi Huthi.

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