2004 News Story

Crown Prince deplores attack in Al-Khobar, vows to hunt down terrorists

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz deplored today’s terrorist act in Al-Khobar, declaring that those carrying it out desire only to wreak havoc and destabilize security.

“They claim that they do not want foreigners: but foreigners have been invited to the Kingdom. This group wants to prevent foreigners from coming to our country, and wants to destabilize our economy.  It is the terrorists who are our enemies, and security will be imposed on them, by force.  Our country will prevail, in spite of them.  Every enemy will be tracked down, no matter how long it takes.”

Crown Prince Abdullah has confirmed four individuals had killed ten people,  Saudis and non-Saudis, and including children.  Now, he said, the terrorists are under siege in a residential complex.

The Crown Prince called on all local leaders and all citizens to notify the authorities of any person acting suspiciously.