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Saudi officer dies from his injuries during eastern province attack

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Sources have confirmed to Al Arabiya that one officer working with a Saudi security forces dies from his wounds after a targeted attack against his unit in the eastern province.

A patrol unit came under attack near the entrance of Al Awamiya center in the eastern province city of Qatif, which led to the death of Adel Faleh al-Otaibi.

One other officer was also injured during the attack.

Al-Masoura neighborhood, where the attack happened, is a hotspot target for terrorists in the eastern province. A development project to revamp the neighborhood has come under repeated terrorist attacks in an effort to stop further construction.