Explosive device kills SEF officer in Qatif

Sgt. Mahdi Saeed Al-Yami
Updated 31 July 2017
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Explosive device kills SEF officer in Qatif

JEDDAH: Sgt. Mahdi Saeed Al-Yami, a security officer from the Saudi Emergency Forces (SEF), was killed on Sunday in Al-Musawara district in Awamiyah in Qatif, while fulfilling his counterterrorism duties. Several of his colleagues were wounded after an explosive device was detonated near them.
Two days ago, a similar incident targeted a security patrol in Al-Musawara neighborhood, killing Cpl. Hassan Marzouq Al-Subaie from the SEF.
Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz, governor of the Eastern Province, visited the security men who were wounded during the terrorist attacks.
Upon his arrival at the Internal Security Forces Hospital in Dammam, Prince Saud was briefed on the treatment of the wounded. Prince Saud conveyed the greetings of King Salman and the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, stressing that these wounds are a badge of honor.
Al-Musawara is a district in Awamiyah which the Saudi government has slated for development.
It contains many abandoned houses which terrorists use for their hideouts. Last month, a security officer was martyred and another injured when workers of a contracting company came under fire while working on a housing project.


Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 16 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

  • The move aims to serve pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their dearest ones back home

MAKKAH: One million sim cards and free internet will be offered as gifts to pilgrims performing Hajj this year upon arriving at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The initiative is part of a program aimed at serving pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their nearest and dearest back home.

A field team will be working 24 hours during the Hajj season to offer this service to the arriving pilgrims so that they can share their experience with their families.

The project comes as part of  efforts by the Kingdom to serve pilgrims under directions by King Salman and the Crown Prince to allow pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease.