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Security Alert: Reports of Missile Attacks in Dammam Area (March 7, 2021)
March 7, 2021

Location: Dhahran, Dammam, Khobar, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Event: There are reports of possible missile attacks and explosions this evening, March 7, 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 athttps://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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