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Governor of Eastern Province Prince Saud bin Naif during his visit to the security men at the Internal Security Forces Hospital in Dammam (SPA)

Dammam– A Saudi security officer from the Saudi Emergency Forces (SEF), was killed on Sunday in al-Musawara district in Awamiyah in Qatif, east Saudi Arabia after an explosive device was detonated. Six of his colleagues were wounded and transferred to the hospital.

Governor of Eastern Province Prince Saud bin Naif visited the security men who were wounded during the terrorist attack at the Internal Security Forces Hospital in Dammam.

Upon his arrival, Prince Saud was briefed on the treatment of the wounded. He conveyed the greetings of King Salman and the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, stressing that these wounds are a badge of honor.

The Prince said that security men are sacrificing their lives to safeguard the country against a group of people who thought it was okay to threaten the security and stability of the Kingdom.

He ensured that security forces will pursue those endangering Saudi Arabia if they don’t repent.

Security spokesman of the Ministry of the Interior Maj-Gen Mansour al-Turki said that at 8:30 in the morning on Sunday, a security patrol was attacked by an explosive projectile while carrying out its security tasks in al-Masoura district in Qatif governorate.

“The attack resulted in the martyrdom of Sergeant Mahdi bin Saeed Bin Dhafer al-Yami and the injury of six security men who were taken to the hospital and their condition is stable,” stated Turki.

He reiterated that security authorities have begun investigating the terrorist crime, which is still the subject of security monitoring.

Security men injured said that their sacrifices are only minor to protect the country adding that thwarting the attack is something that makes them proud. They confirmed that these injuries are badges of honor, stating that the Prince’s visit gave them the strength to return back to the field to protect the country.

A number of Qatif province citizens expressed their condemnation to the attacks of the terrorist group, praising the sacrifices of the security men to protect citizens from any attack.

Sheikh Hussein Al Suwaileh stated that Qatif citizens reject the terrorism and violence this group is trying to create in the city. He reiterated that the residents in Qatif denounce all terrorist actions and support the leadership.

Engineer Jaafar al-Shayeb confirmed that everyone stands as one with the leadership against terrorism, and everyone cooperates with the brave vigilant security men.

Sheikh Hussein Al Qoreish expressed Qatif’s appreciation for the security men’s sacrifices. He added that people in the province denounce the sabotage and destruction this group is trying to spread around.