The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said there is no truth to the news circulated on social media regarding an armed attack on its HQ.

The NOC confirmed that all its branches are safe as it denied the occurrence of any clashes like "some paid online pages claimed," insisting that unsuccessful officials are trying to stage "fake heroism" through such rumors.

"The Ministry of Oil has no independent headquarters as it still works temporarily from the NOC's vacant offices."

The Corporation urged citizens to verify the information from its reliable sources to avoid false and fabricated news, hinting that some officials in the oil sector are establishing such rumors to cover their failures.