UAE strongly condemns terror attack in Jeddah

By Rajive Singh

ABU DHABI 9 October 2017: The United Arab Emirates (UAE), has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a security outpost of the Saudi Royal Guard in the Province of Jeddah on Saturday. Two security men were killed and scores were injured in the attack.

In a statement,the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed the UAE’s solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the fight against terrorism, and voiced its full support to all measures and actions it may take to protect its security and stability, said Wam.

The statement reiterated the UAE’s unequivocal stance that rejects violence, extremism and terrorism and called on the international community to unite and rally its efforts to put an end to this serious scourge.

The ministry extended the condolences of the UAE to the families of the victims, wishing speedy recovery for the injured.

Two security men martyred

RIAYDH: Two Saudi security men were martyred on Saturday when an outpost of the Royal Guard, located in front of the western gate of the Peace Palace in Jeddah, came under fire by a person, who got out of a Hyundai car, the security spokesman of the Ministry of the Interior said.

”The attacker was immediately dealt with by the Royal Guard men as required by the situation, resulting in his death in the same place, and this cowardly act also resulted in the injury of other three soldiers, who are currently receiving treatment, he stated, according to Saudi Press Agency, SPA.

According to the Interior Ministry’s security spokesman, it was found from the proceedings of verification of the identity of that person that his name was Mansur bin Hassan bin Ali Al-Fahid Al-Amiri, a 28-year-old Saudi national, and carried a Kalashnikov machine gun and three Molotov fire grenades. The security authorities are carrying out their investigations.


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