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Dammam- Saudi Arabia’s Interior ministry announced initial investigation results on the June 1 car-bombing in Qatif. DNA testing identified the two suicide-terrorists as Fadhel Abdullah Mohammed Al Hamada, Saudi national and Mohammed Hassan Al Suwaimal also a Saudi national.

The interior ministry spokesman said that the two were wanted by security forces for multiple claims in 2016—a statement issued by the ministry and published by the Saudi state-run news agency SPA listed the two terrorists’ crimes as:

– Killing of First Class Private Rayed Obaid Abed Al-Mutairi

– Opening fire at the Qatif Governorate police station, which resulted in the killing of First Class Private Abdulsalam Barjis Sayah Al-Enezi

– Armed robbery on a vehicle transferring money in Nabia district in Qatif province

– Opening fire on a security patrol in Dammam, which resulted in the martyrdom of Master Sergeant Musa Ali Al-Qubi and Private Nawaf Muhammas Al-Otaibi

– Opening fire on First Class Private Hasan Jabbar Sahluli and Private Farah Faleh Al-Subaie, which resulted in killing of the two security men in Dammam

– Opening fire on a security patrol resulting in the martyrdom of the First Class Private Sultan Salah Al-Mutairi in Qatif

– Opening fire on First Class Private Musa Dakhilallah Al-Sharari, which led to his killing in Tarout

– Kidnapping and killing Vice Sergeant Hashem Garmhan Al-Zahrani, and killing of Corporal Abdullah Aqeel Muhail Al-Dalabahee, in Qatif province

The statement then added that Mohamed Hassan Al-Suwailmil was involved with others in committing the following crimes:

– Kidnapping and killing of Vice Sergeant Hashem Garmhan Al-Zahrani, and killing of the Corporal Abdullah Aqeel Muhail Al-Dalabahee in Qatif province

– Opening fire at security men

– Monitoring movement of security patrols as they perform their duties in maintaining security in the province of Qatif and passing information to armed terrorist elements to target them

More so, the Interior ministry confirmed its commitment towards maintaining the public order, detering criminals and arresting those responsible for crimes and bringing them to justice. It also renewed its call to remaining wanted individuals to surrender themselves to responsible authorities.

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