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Gulf States Offer Deep Condolences to Saudi Arabia over Qatif Terror Attack - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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A number of Arab and Gulf states have expressed their deep sympathies and condolences to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which was ravaged by a terrorist attack against its eastern province on Friday.

The United Arab Emirates strongly condemned shooting incident, in al-Masoura neighborhood in Qatif governorate, the Saudi Eastern Region.

Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation stressed, in a statement announced here, full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in all measures taken to maintain security and stability, reiterating the Emirates firm stance in rejecting violence and terrorism, in all forms and manifestations.

Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain each denounced the shooting which resulted in the death of one child, a resident and the injuring of others.

All states reaffirmed its full solidarity with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in combating violence, extremism and terrorism, expressing condolences to the families and victims of the attack, wishing them speedy recovery.

A Saudi child and a Pakistani man were killed and 10 injured when armed assailants fired at company workers carrying out a development project, then at bystanders and passers-by in Qatif.

The suspects, who fled the scene, also targeted company vehicles with explosives.

Policemen arrived at the scene and exchanged fire with the assailants, who then started shooting heavily and randomly, killing and injuring members of the public.

The Interior Ministry said security forces will continue their duty to enforce the law so as to guarantee the continuation of the project.

The ministry praised people who cooperated with the security forces. It urged everyone to stay away from the project area and the roads leading to it for their own safety. The ministry also called on the suspects to surrender themselves to the authorities.

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