Saudi security forces rescue child and shoot dead suspect using her as ‘human shield’

The suspect who was accused of possessing drugs grabbed the young girl and began shooting
Updated 05 December 2018

Saudi security forces rescue child and shoot dead suspect using her as ‘human shield’

  • The suspect who was accused of possessing drugs grabbed the young girl and began shooting

JEDDAH: Saudi security forces rescued a child and shot dead a man who was using her as a “human shield” as he fired at police in Jeddah.
A police spokesman in Makkah said officers were chasing the suspect, who was accused of possessing drugs, on Sunday evening when he grabbed the young girl and began shooting.
“The police ordered him to surrender,” the spokesman said, adding that the suspect continued to endangering the lives of passers-by and security forces by “randomly shooting, which led to his death.” An officer was also injured during the gunbattle.


Saudi government agencies discuss Hajj 2020 plan

Updated 19 February 2020

Saudi government agencies discuss Hajj 2020 plan

  • Several security entities involved in the Hajj system attended the meeting, where they discussed the 2019 Hajj season and addressed its biggest challenges
  • The team reviewed the pilgrims grouping system and modern techniques to expand communication and cooperation with the relevant authorities

MAKKAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah hosted on Tuesday the first meeting of a joint work team in charge of supervising the pilgrims grouping system.
Several security entities involved in the Hajj system attended the meeting, where they discussed the 2019 Hajj season and addressed its biggest challenges.
The meeting, which was chaired by the undersecretary of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for Hajj affairs, Hussein bin Nasser Al-Sharif, stressed the importance of joint efforts to serve and facilitate the pilgrims’ journey and to live up to the leadership’s aspirations.
The team reviewed the pilgrims grouping system and modern techniques to expand communication and cooperation with the relevant authorities.
It also considered the development of interactive platforms to exchange ideas for making the Hajj plans a success.
The first joint work team meeting was attended by the Ministry of Interior, the Civil Defense, the General Directorate of Traffic, the Emirate Of Makkah Province, the Makkah Region Development Authority, the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites and the Makkah Municipality.