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Jeddah– Gulf States and Islamic organizations strongly condemned a terrorist attack on Thursday against a security patrol in Qatif, eastern Saudi Arabia, which led to the killing of one policeman and the injury of others.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received a cable of condolences from Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al Sabah, who expressed his country’s strong condemnation of the terrorist attack that targeted a security patrol with an explosive projectile in Al-Musawara district in Qatif municipality.

The Kuwaiti emir reiterated his support to Saudi Arabia in facing terrorist threats on its territories.

King Salman also received cables of condolences from Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al Sabah, and Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak al-Hamad Al Sabah.

They both expressed their sincere condolences to the leadership and people of Saudi Arabia.

Sources in the Kuwaiti interior ministry underlined the need to unify efforts to face this “dangerous phenomenon that is targeting humanity and world security”, while stressing Kuwait’s firm stance against violence and terrorism and its support to all measures taken by the Kingdom to preserve its stability.

The Bahraini foreign ministry strongly condemned the attack, underlining its stance with Saudi Arabia in all actions and measures taken to maintain its security and calling for concerted international efforts at all levels to eradicate terrorism in all its forms.

The UAE ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation strongly condemned the terror attack.

The ministry highlighted the importance of international solidarity in confronting this phenomenon that threatens international security.

The secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, strongly denounced “such repeated terrorist acts that target security personnel in their duty to preserve public security and order”.

On Thursday, the Saudi Interior Ministry said that a security officer was killed in a terrorist attack in Al-Musawara.

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, security spokesman at the Ministry of Interior, said that Vice Sergeant Adel Falih al-Otaibi was part of a security patrol, which was hit by an explosive projectile at around 7 am.

He added that three other security officers were injured in the attack.