US Mission In Saudia Issues Security Alert After Reports of Riyadh Drone Strike
RIYADH: The US mission in Saudi Arabia has issued security alert, warning Americans to take precautions and be on alert following reports of a possible drone or missile strike on a building in Riyadh.
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This came hours after Arab Coalition announced intercepting and and destroying 8 explosives-laden Houthi drones and 3 ballistic missiles fired toward Saudi Arabia.
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Unconfirmed reports from multiple sources suggested that a building, thought to be that of Saudi Intelligence, was struck by missiles last night.
A statement by the Saudi Press Agency quoted Arab Coalition spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki as saying “the terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia launched this evening, Monday, a number of bomb-laden UAVs toward civilians and civilian objects in the Kingdom, the Joint Coalition forces have intercepted a number of them, and the rest are under constant monitoring.”
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The US mission, however, said “There are media reports of a possible missile or drone that struck a building in Riyadh. At this time, there are no reports of casualties. The Mission urges American citizens to review immediately precautions they should take in the event of an attack and stay alert in case of additional future attacks.”
It advised a number of steps to its citizens, which include seeking cover if hearing a loud explosion or if sirens are activated, go to the lowest level of the structure with the fewest exterior walls, windows, and openings; close any doors and sit near an interior wall, away from any windows or openings, in case of being outdoor, immediately seek cover in a hardened structure; if that is not possible, lie down and cover your head with your hands, staying away from debris etc.