Crown Prince: Security at its highest levels, terror never to weaken Saudi
Tuesday, 5 July 2016
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince sought on Tuesday to reassure Saudis of the country’s security after suicide attacks targeting the holy city of Madinah, an area near the US consulate in Jeddah and the city of Qatif. At least four people were killed in the attacks on Monday. No group has claimed responsibility but ISIS has carried out a number of similar bombings in the kingdom in the past year. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz, who is also the Saudi interior minister, visited two security officers and a citizen wounded in the bombing in Jeddah, the state news agency SPA reported on Monday evening. “The security of the homeland is good, it is at its highest levels and thanks be to God it gets stronger every day,” SPA quoted Prince Mohammad as saying during the visit. “I know that terrorist operations are not a simple thing, and the minor impacts that you feel now will go away, God willing,” Prince Mohammad said, according to SPA. “I had been through this in the past and feel what you feel,” he added, referring to a suicide bombing he had survived in his office in 2009.