The Saudi interior ministry security spokesman gave an official statement on Tuesday saying that a terror attack has effected a security patrol was on duty in Al-Musawara district in Qatif governorate of the Eastern region earlier that morning.
The patrol was apparently hit by an explosive projectile.
More so, the attack was condemned as an act of terror which resulted in the martyrdom of Vice Sergeant Adel Faleh Al-Otaibi and the injury of three others of security men, said the Saudi state-owned news agency (SPA).
Al-Musawara neighborhood, where the attack happened, is a hotspot target for terrorists in the eastern province. A development project to revamp the neighborhood has come under repeated terrorist attacks in an effort to stop further construction.
“The competent security authorities have begun an investigation into this terrorist crime,”said the ministry spokesman.