Police officer martyred, one wounded in Qatif by gunfire from unidentified attackers

Updated 30 October 2016

Police officer martyred, one wounded in Qatif by gunfire from unidentified attackers

JEDDAH: A police officer was martyred and another one was wounded Sunday morning in Qatif, hit by gunfire from unidentified men who fled the scene. The security men were returning from their work near the neighborhood of Majidiyah when they were shot down.
Security sources identified the martyred security man as Sultan Al-Matiri and his injured colleague as Ahmed Harbi. They were members of the security patrols in Majidiyah neighborhood in Qatif Governorate.
As they were walking, a car stopped near them and the men inside sprayed them with a hail of bullets and fled the scene.
Security authorities checked the place of the accident and are tracking down the perpetrators, having collected some information about them.
Spokesman of Interior Ministry Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki confirmed the martyrdom of Sultan Al-Matiri in a terrorist attack in Qatif.
"The terrorist attack is the latest in a string of terrorist operations carried out by nine terrorists whose names were made public on Sunday. The suspects are involved in terrorist crimes that occurred recently in Qatif and Dammam," al-Turki said.
This group's crimes include targeting citizens, residents and security men, sabotaging public facilities, and security and economic institutions, as well as disrupting normal public life.


Saudi Arabia urges nationals in Wuhan to contact embassy after coronavirus outbreak

Updated 1 min 22 sec ago

Saudi Arabia urges nationals in Wuhan to contact embassy after coronavirus outbreak

  • Saudi nationals in Wuhan are being advised to call numbers provided in order to facilitate evacuation
  • Millions of people traveling during the Lunar New Year holiday have fueled the spread of the outbreak nationwide and overseas after it began in the city of Wuhan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s embassy in China on Saturday urged its citizens in Wuhan to contact its emergency numbers urgently to facilitate evacuation from the city after an outbreak of coronavirus, which has killed 41 people in China.
Saudi nationals in Wuhan, the original source of the previously unknown 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), are being advised to call the following numbers in order to facilitate evacuation:
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to China: 008618511178585
Head of the consular section: 008618500224844
Department for the affairs of Saudis: 008615011007558
Unified number for the affairs of Saudis abroad: 0096692003334
Millions of people traveling during the Lunar New Year holiday have fueled the spread of the outbreak nationwide and overseas after it began in the city of Wuhan in central China. The vast majority of infections and all of the deaths have been in mainland China, but fresh cases are popping up elsewhere.
Australia and Malaysia reported their first cases on Saturday, and Japan, its third. France confirmed three cases on Friday, the first in Europe, and the US identified its second, a woman in Chicago who had returned from China.
Wuhan, at the heart of the outbreak and whose 11 million residents are already on lockdown, banned most vehicle use, including private cars, in downtown areas starting on Sunday, state media reported.
Only authorized vehicles carrying supplies and for other needs would be permitted, the reports said.