Chairman of Saudi-French Parliamentary Friendship Committee Meets with Senior French Officials    Saudi Export Development Authority Organizes Saudi Trade Mission to USA    Qatar Records 164 New Cases of COVID-19    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Lower at 11021 Points    LuLu group and EFAA group make kindness and support priority on World Disability Day.    Bahraini leaders hail huge success of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, congratulate King and Crown Prince    Coalition forces shoot down two Houthi-fired drones    Saudi and GCC entrants set to dominate motorcycle and quad battles in Hail    10 days to go until Riyadh comes alive with MDLBEAST'S majestic shows    Saline Water Conversion Corporation Shares its Initiatives in Realizing Saudi Green Goals in London Forum    World Directs Attention to Final Round of FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup in Hail    King Abdullah Port Reinforces Commitment to Maritime Sector through Continued Sponsorship of 2021 SMME    Arab Justice Ministers Commence 37th Session    KSrelief project dismantles over 1,500 land mines in Yemen in a week    Pakistani education minister lauds Saudi e-learning success during the pandemic    Saudi Arabia, Pakistan sign agreement on labor recruitment    Saudi, Bahrain navies begin joint maritime exercise 'JISR-22'    Japan Reports 3rd Case of Omicron Variant in Traveller who Had Been in Italy    Germany Records 27,836 New COVID-19 Cases    Ministry of Islamic Affairs Stresses Necessity of Wearing Mask and Social Distancing in Mosques    Military truck rams into group of Myanmar protesters in Yangon    Nazaha arrests 250 government staff on charges of corruption    5-day Jeddah international motor show starts Today at 6 PM    Lewis Hamilton wins thrilling Saudi Arabian Grand Prix    Crown Prince attends inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix    Aramco, French companies sign agreements    Saudia, CFM sign SR32 billion LEAP-1A engines purchase agreement    Deputy Governor of Hail: Hail International Rally is a practical translation of the wise leadership's support    Hail International Rally to Kick off Tomorrow    SAMI, Airbus to Form Joint Venture for Military Aviation MRO and Services    Death Toll Rises to 13 after Indonesia's Semeru Volcano Erupts    Hamilton sets pace in free trials in Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix    Red Sea Immersive to provide enthralling experience: Liz Rosenthal    Invest in Saudi Arabia Initiative Announces its Partnership with Formula 1 Saudi Grand Prix    Duchess of Sussex wins latest court battle with Mail on Sunday publisher    Trolls join UN campaign for healthier eating, sustainable living    BIENALSUR Exhibition Arrives in Jeddah at Historic Site of Qasr Khuzam    Saudi Hind Al-Showaier Elected Regional Director of World Federation of the Deaf    Saudi Film Commission launch its strategy to develop film and cinema sector    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to dazzle Riyadh Season on Dec. 10    First Full International Marathon in Saudi Arabia to be Held in March 2022    Bollywood star's 'India got freedom in 2014' remark stirs controversy    23 Saudi women obtain favorable verdicts in 'adhl' lawsuits    Bride's fingerprint not required in revised e-marriage contract    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Terror attacks foiled in Qatif
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 25 - 08 - 2016

[gallery size="medium" td_select_gallery_slide="slide" td_gallery_title_input="Terror attacks foiled in Qatif" ids="79599,79598,79597"]
RIYADH — Authorities have foiled two terror attacks in the Eastern Province during the last 24 hours, security sources in the Kingdom have said.
In the first case, security forces eliminated a Pakistani national wearing an explosive belt near a mosque in Umm Al-Hamam village in Qatif late Tuesday. An accomplice in the attack, also a foreigner, was arrested.
On Wednesday, authorities thwarted a suicide bombing attempt on a busy restaurant, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
The Interior Ministry said the attack was foiled "hours before" a Saudi and a Syrian attempted to carry out their suicide bombing offensive in the restaurant, located in the Eastern Province's Tarout island.
Al Arabiya News Channel's correspondent said Tarout Restaurant is a hot spot for local tourists who visit the eatery to try traditional food.
The ministry also named the would-be bombers. It said the Saudi was Abdullah Abdulrahman Al-Ghunaimi while the Syrian was Hussain Mohammed Ali.
In Umm Al-Hamam village, the relevant security apparatus was on the scene immediately to swipe the entire area to ensure no other bombs were in place, sources said.
According to the sources, it is most probable that all those involved in the planned attacks, are members of Daesh (the so-called IS) terrorist organization.
Last week, security apparatuses had asked the imams of mosques in Qatif to inform security patrols about the presence of any suspicious person in the area.
Saudi Arabia has suffered a string of deadly shooting and bomb attacks in recent months, many of them claimed by Daesh (the so-called IS) terrorist organization.
In July, suicide bombers struck three cities across the Kingdom, killing at least four security officers. The apparently coordinated attacks include a blast near Prophet Muhammad's mosque in Madinah, two suicide bombings in Qatif as well as a bomb targeting near the US consulate in Jeddah.


Clic here to read the story from its source.