A drone has attacked an oil refinery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital, on Friday.

Saudi energy ministry, in a statement, said the attack happened at 6:05 am Saudi time and has been brought under control.


In his statement, the spokesman called the attack a “cowardly act” and expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation.


“Saudi Arabia asserts that such acts of terrorism and sabotage, repeatedly committed against vital installations and civilian facilities — the last of which was the attempt to target the Ras Tanura refinery and Saudi Aramco’s residential area in Dhahran — do not target the Kingdom alone, but more broadly the security and stability of energy supply to the world, as well as the global economy,” the statement read.