Times of Oman
Saudi soldier killed, five wounded in restive Qatif province
May 16, 2017 | 7:35 PM
by Reuters
A Saudi soldier was killed and five others were wounded fighting suspected militants in the Kingdom's Qatif province, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. Photo - File
 
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Dubai: A Saudi soldier was killed and five others were wounded fighting suspected militants in the Kingdom's Qatif province, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, days after a child and a Pakistani builder were killed in the same town of Al Awamiya.

The soldier was killed by a rocket-propelled grenade in a district of Al Awamiya and operations to counter the militants continued with the help of back-up forces, the ministry said.

On May 12, authorities said gunmen killed a Saudi child and a Pakistani man during an attack on workers at a building project in Al Awamiya.

In Tuesday's statement, the Ministry said "terrorist elements" were using explosive devices and landmines to obstruct the building project.


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