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Alert: Reports of An Attack in Dammam Area (September 4, 2021)
September 5, 2021

Event: There are reports of a possible missile attack and/or explosion this evening, September 4, in the tri-city area of Dhahran, Dammam, and Khobar in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Consulate General Dhahran urges U.S. citizens to review precautions to take in the event of an attack and stay alert in case of additional future attacks.

The U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran urges U.S. citizens to review the Saudi Arabia Travel Advisory at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/saudi-arabia-travel-advisory.html.  The Advisory notes that “Regional actors hostile to Saudi Arabia have conducted destructive and sometimes lethal attacks against a variety of targets”.

U.S. citizens are advised to review these immediate precautions to take in the event of an attack:

– If you hear a loud explosion or if sirens are activated, immediately seek cover.

– If in a home or a building, go to the lowest level of the structure with the fewest exterior walls, windows, and openings; close any doors and sit near an interior wall, away from any windows or openings.

– If you are outdoors, immediately seek cover in a hardened structure; if that is not possible, lie down and cover your head with your hands.

– Be aware that even if the incoming missile or drone is intercepted, falling debris represents a significant risk.

– After the attack, stay away from any debris, and monitor major news outlets for official guidance.

For Assistance Contact:

U.S. Consulate General Dhahran
Between KFUPM and King Abdulaziz Airbase, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: (966) (13) 330-3200
Fax: (966) (13) 330-6816

U.S. Embassy Riyadh
Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah As Sahmi Street Roundabout no. 9, Diplomatic Quarter Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: (966) (11) 488-3800
Fax: (966) (11) 488-7670

U.S. Consulate General Jeddah
Al Safa Street, Al Muhammadiyah District, near the new American School building
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: (966) (12) 220-5000
Fax: (966) (12) 220-5093

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Saudi Arabia Country Information

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