1996 News Story

Defense ministry clarifies location of explosion

An official source at the Ministry of Defense and Aviation has categorically denied reports carried by certain news agencies that an American base exists in Dhahran and clarified that the explosion that occurred last Tuesday evening took place at a residential building complex in the town of Al-Khobar, outside the area of the Saudi base in Dhahran [the King Abdul Aziz Air Force Base].  The source repeated that there are no foreign bases anywhere in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.