Se­cu­rity of­fi­cer gunned down in Qatif

Arab News - - SAUDI ARABIA - MO­HAMMED AL-SULAMI

QATIF: Saudi se­cu­rity of­fi­cer Lt. Col. Fahd Al-Kathiri was shot dead on Sun­day as he par­tic­i­pated in a raid on ter­ror­ists in Tarout Is­land in the gover­norate of Qatif. Al-Kathiri was a mem­ber of the In­te­rior Min­istry’s Emer­gency Force.

“Al-Kathiri was shot while per­form­ing his duty and died while be­ing rushed to the hos­pi­tal,” said Maj. Gen. Man­sour Al-Turki, In­te­rior Min­istry spokesman, adding that the con­cerned au­thor­i­ties have started in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

Al-Kathiri’s death comes just days af­ter Ab­dul­lah Al-Qah­tani, a pri­vate in the Emer­gency Force, was shot and killed in Qatif.

In a video trib­ute, Al-Kathiri’s fa­ther said he was proud of his son “be­cause, like the rest of his com­rades who died to en­sure this coun­try’s safety and se­cu­rity, he died de­fend­ing his coun­try and its civil­ians. May God have mercy on my son.”

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