Saudi Arabia state security says Qatif security operation killed six

The State Security found seven automatic machine guns, three grenades, a pistol, 593 machine guns and 30 pistol rounds. (SPA)
Updated 09 January 2019
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Saudi Arabia state security says Qatif security operation killed six

JEDDAH: Six militant suspects were killed in a security operation in Qatif this week, that also wounded five officers, state security said Wednesday.

Seven automatic machine guns, three grenades, a pistol, 593 machine guns and 30 pistol rounds, were recovered during the raid, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Initial details of Monday's "preemptive" operation against "terrorists" in Al-Jish village emerged on Tuesday, with initial reports saying that two had been killed. 

The statement oon Wednesday indreased the death toll and said the raid had foiled a planned attack on infrastructure development in the Eastern Province, which includes Qatif.

Those killed had been given the chance to surrender and died in the ensuing firefight. 

Photographs shared on social media showed houses pockmarked with bullet holes, and an online video showed shots being fired from a military vehicle.

 

 


13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018

RIYADH: The Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” program has helped 13,230 families registered on its Real Estate Development Fund list with housing options and finance solutions during May.
This includes 5,835 families who live in their own homes, bringing the total number of families benefiting from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year to 68,195.
The Sakani program announced the names of beneficiaries and their national ID numbers through the link https://sakani-names.housing.sa or via the program portal.
More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018.
Ministry of Housing spokesman Saif Al-Suwailem said that Sakani continues to provide its services to beneficiaries according to their needs and abilities. The ministry is keen to provide better services in line with the “Eskan” program, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives that aims to raise the proportion of residential ownership to 70 percent by 2030.
As part of Sakani’s efforts to provide suitable housing options, the program began to implement 53 new housing projects in different regions of the Kingdom, characterized by affordable prices for a large segment of citizens registered on the lists of the Ministry of Housing.
Al-Suwailem said that the ministry was keen to find solutions for Saudi families that help them to own the right home for them. SPA Riyadh