Pakistan condemns attacks on vessels and oil-related infrastructure in Saudi Arabia

Islamabad: Pakistan strongly condemns today’s terrorist attacks on oil transport vessels in Jeddah and Al-Shuqaiq, and on petroleum distribution station in Jizan in Saudi Arabia. These attacks threaten peace and security of Saudi Arabia, as well as the region. We call for their immediate cessation.

Pakistan reiterates its full support and solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against any threats to its security and territorial integrity.

A Saudi energy ministry spokesman, in a statement carried on state media, did not mention the name of the vessel or identify who was behind the attack.

Hafnia said there was an explosion and a fire while the BW Rhine was discharging at Jeddah port. The ship’s crew put out the fire and no-one was injured, it said, adding that parts of the ship’s hull had been damaged.

“A fuel transport ship, anchored in the fuel terminal in Jeddah, was attacked by an explosive-laden boat in the early hours of this morning,” Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said, citing the ministry spokesman.

The explosion caused a small fire which was extinguished by crew members on board the Hafnia-owned vessel. There were no casualties reported.

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