Saudi Arabia Vows to Punish Perpetrators of Deadly Terrorist Attack
May 24, 2015
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz said today that Saudi Arabia would find and punish those responsible for the terrorist attack on Friday on the Imam Ali bin Abi Talib Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s eastern Qatif governorate. The suicide attack killed at least 21 people and injured more than 100 others.
In a message to Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, King Salman stated, “We have all been heartbroken by the heinous crime that targeted innocent victims at a mosque in the village of Qudayh and [we] are pained by the enormity of the crime of this terrorist aggression, which contradicts Islamic and humanitarian values.”
King Salman said that the perpetrators would be brought to justice and underlined the Kingdom’s unwavering resolve to fight terrorism.
“Every participant, planner, supporter, collaborator, or sympathizer with this heinous crime will be held accountable, tried and punished,” said King Salman. “Our efforts will never stop fighting the deviant thought, confronting the terrorists and wiping out their hotbeds.”
King Salman extended his sincere condolences to the people of Qudayh and to the families of the victims and wished speedy recovery for the injured.
Yesterday, the spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said that the suicide bomber of the attack was identified as Saleh bin Abdulrahman Al-Qashaami, a Saudi national who was wanted for belonging to a terrorist cell linked to Daesh [ISIS].