A Saudi soldier was killed and five members of the security services were wounded after being attacked by extremists using an RPG in the Kingdom’s Qatif province, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
The ministry identified the soldier as Walid Gathian al-Shibani, according to a statement published on the official Saudi Press Agency. His patrol unit in the al-Masoura neighborhood came under heavy fire from extremists late on Monday.
The attack comes just days after extremists targeted a development project in the same neighborhood, where labor workers carrying out a development project were targeted during a shoot-out. Two people, including an infant, were killed and 10 others wounded in that attack.
The neighborhood came under heavy attacks in recent days from terrorists inside al-Masoura, Al Arabiya reported.
Al-Masoura is one of the Qatif’s oldest neighborhoods, with some of its buildings dating more than 100 years since construction.
A development project in the neighborhood involves the construction of shopping centers, restaurants, residential towers and a cultural center while demolishing 488 residential units