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.

 

 


Sharqiah Season: Salman Khan, Cuba Gooding Jr. to host discussions during Saudi Film Festival

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Sharqiah Season: Salman Khan, Cuba Gooding Jr. to host discussions during Saudi Film Festival

  • The six-day celebration of cinema is organized by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts
  • The Sharqiah Season, the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment, will run until the end of the month
DHAHRAN: As part of Sharqiah Season in the Eastern Province, the fifth Saudi Film Festival will feature Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Indian superstar Salman Khan.
The six-day celebration of cinema is organized by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts (SASCA) in partnership with the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra).
Khan recently announced in a video message that he will visit Ithra on Sunday as a guest of the film festival.
“Hello Saudi Arabia, assalamu alaikum,” he said in the video. “See you at Ithra on the 24th of March, InshaAllah.”
The actor is best known for his performances in blockbuster Hindi flicks such as “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, “Ek Tha Tiger” and its sequel “Tiger Zinda Hai.”
In “An Evening with the Stars,” Khan will talk about his lengthy Bollywood career as both a film star and a producer.
He has starred in more than 80 Bollywood films, and has produced more than 30 via his production company Salman Khan Films.
On Monday, Gooding Jr. will take to the stage to discuss his 30 years of experience as an actor.
The American is best known for his performances in “Jerry Maguire”, “A Few Good Men” and “Men of Honor.”
Gooding Jr. has played more than 85 roles over the course of his career. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rod Tidwell in the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire.”
Tickets to both events, as well as for the film festival as a whole, are available on Ithra’s website.
The Sharqiah Season, the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment, will run until the end of the month, with more than 83 activities in nine cities.