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Explosive-Laden Boat Destroyed off Saudi Arabia’s Yanbu Port

Explosive-Laden Boat Destroyed off Saudi Arabia’s Yanbu Port

Tuesday, 27 April, 2021 - 10:15
Saudi naval forces. (SPA file photo)

The Saudi navy has intercepted and destroyed a remote-controlled explosive- laden boat off the Red Sea port of Yanbu on Tuesday.


Defense Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Turki al-Malki said the vessel was destroyed shortly after 6:40 am on Tuesday.


It was destroyed according to the rules of engagement, he added, stressing that investigations were ongoing with the concerned authorities to uncover the perpetrators.


He said the Defense Ministry was taking strict measures against any hostile attempts to target the Kingdom’s economic installations.


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