Houthi rebels attempt boat bomb attack on Saudi oil terminal

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday attempted to bomb a Saudi oil distribution terminal near the Yemeni border by remote control using an unmanned boat packed with explosives. According to a statement by the Saudi Interior Ministry, the country's coast guard sighted the boat, opened fire and blew it up about 1.5 kilometers away from the terminal of the Saudi Aramco company. The incident near the facility in Jizan province on the coast of the Red Sea was the second such attack by the Houthis on a Saudi target this year. On January 30, two sailors were killed when a boat bomb was used against a Saudi frigate in the Red Sea near the Yemeni port of Hodeidah.  

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