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Major Tariq Bin Abdul Lateef al-Allaqi, (Asharq Al-Awsat Arabic)

Qatif- A Saudi soldier has been killed and two other security men were wounded in a terrorist attack in the Masoura district in the village of Awamiya, Qatif province.

A spokesman of the Interior Ministry said that the incident took place in the Masoura district at around 11:30 on Sunday evening while the officers were on duty and added that an investigation into the terror attack had been launched.

The officer who lost his life was identified as Major Tariq Bin Abdul Lateef al-Allaqi. The other two officers are in stable condition, the spokesman said.

On May 29, another soldier was killed and five others injured in Masoura after they were hit by a grenade while on patrol, as they were performing their duty in maintaining peace in the same district.

In the beginning of June, two terrorists were killed in Qatif after being monitored by the security bodies riding a stolen vehicle that was used in committing criminal and terrorist crimes.

Armed men are trying to seek cover in Masoura – an old city that includes hundreds of abandoned houses and of narrow streets that hinder advancement of security forces to purge the district from armed men.

As he received a delegation from Awamiya, Prince Saud Bin Naif, emir of the Eastern Province, affirmed that the state is dedicated to implement development plans for all regions and cities in the kingdom and no obstacle would hinder that.

Eastern Province emir asserted that terrorists who offended souls and properties only represent themselves and not Qatif residents who are known for their loyalty, fidelity and protection of their country.