Saudi soldier killed in 'terror attack' in restive east

Two other soldiers wounded in late night bomb attack in Shia-majority Qatif province, says Interior Ministry

Saudi soldier killed in 'terror attack' in restive east

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Saudi army major was killed and two other soldiers injured when their night patrol came under a bomb attack in the country’s eastern Qatif province, the Interior Ministry said early Monday.

In a statement, the ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki described the incident as a “terror attack”, which occurred late Sunday night in the Masoura neighborhood.

Al-Turki said the slain soldier was identified as Maj. Tariq Ben Abdullatif al-Alaki.

The wounded are not in critical condition, he added.

Saudi Arabia’s Shia-majority eastern region, especially the provinces of Qatif and Dammam, has recently seen a spate of attacks on local security personnel.

In late March, the Interior Ministry announced that two “terrorist elements” had been killed and four others arrested in Qatif’s Al-Awamiya town.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Haziran 2017, 09:51