Security Spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior: a terrorist attempt to blow up Jazan’s platform and station for the distribution of oil products has been foiled

Wednesday 1438/7/29 - 2017/04/26
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Riyadh, Rajab 29, 1438, Apr 26, 2017, SPA -- The Security Spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior announced that on Tuesday morning, 28/7/ 1438H (April, 25, 2017), the Border Guards at Al-Ashiq Center, Division of Al-Mausim in the Province of Jazan, were able with the help of Allah to foil a terrorist attempt to blow up Aramco’s platform and station for the distribution of oil products in Jazan. The attempt used a booby-trapped boat which was monitored as it sailed from one of the small Islands in the Yemeni national waters; its speed increased to 34 knots as soon as it entered the Saudi national waters and was heading toward the platform and station for the distribution of oil products. When intercepted by the marine Border Guards, it became clear it was remotely controlled. The Guards fired at the Boat’s engine and disabled it some one and a half nautical miles off its target. On inspection, in coordination with the Royal Saudi Navy Forces, it became clear that the boat was fully fitted with extremely explosive material; the site was then secured and the boat was detonated in the high waters.
The Interior Ministry stressed its readiness to protect the Kingdom's land and sea borders and foil such terrorist attempts which are supported by Houthi militias seeking to threaten security of the Kingdom's water lanes and naval facilities.
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18:11 LOCAL TIME 15:11 GMT