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FO Condemns Missile Attacks In Saudi Arabia

Islamabad (March 26, 2018): Pakistan has strongly condemned the ballistic missile attack on Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan commends the Government of Saudi Arabia for intercepting the missiles and limiting the casualties.

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Spokesperson reiterated Pakistan’s full support and solidarity with the government and people of Saudi Arabia against any threats to its territorial integrity and against Haramain Sharifain.

Saudi Air Defence forces have intercepted seven missiles over northeastern part the country’s capital city of Riyadh, according to reports. The Saudi-led coalition earlier said that just one missile had been launched from Yemen before being intercepted and destroyed.
Reports claim that seven ballistic missiles launched from territories inside from Yemen were intercepted by Saudi Arabian air defense forces over the capital of Riyadh late Sunday night, according to state television.Several loud explosions were heard by local witnesses, according to multiple reports. Social media users are sharing footage of what is believed to be missile interceptions.

The Saudi-led coalition said that seven missiles launched from Yemen toward Saudi territory have been intercepted, Al Arabiya broadcaster reported.

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According to the media outlet, debris from the missiles has reportedly killed one person.

This is not the first time the Saudi military has reported a missile interception over their territory. In January, a Royal Saudi Air Force spokesman reported that a ballistic missile was suspected to have been fired by Houthi militants in Yemen before being intercepted and destroyed in the air.

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