Pakistan on Saturday condemned the latest terrorist attack in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which left four people injured, including a Pakistani citizen.
According to Saudi state media earlier this week, as security forces tried to apprehend a Saudi Arabian man sought in connection with a fatal attack in the country in 2015, he detonated an explosive device in Jeddah, killing himself and wounding four people.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) identified the man behind this attack as Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Shehri. Al-Shehri detonated the explosive belt, wounding three security personnel who were attempting to apprehend him as well as a Pakistani civilian on Wednesday night in Jeddah’s Al Samer area.
SPA stated that the unidentified injured were brought to a hospital without providing further information on their injuries. Al-Shehri was reportedly accused of being a part of a domestic terrorist cell that planned the suicide bombing of a mosque in Abha in 2015 that security force members visit frequently.
Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Saturday expressed solidarity with the kingdom and wished for the recovery of injured individuals. The Foreign Office said in a statement, “The government and people of Pakistan reiterate their full support for and deep solidarity with the leadership, government, and brotherly people of Saudi Arabia against any threats to the Kingdom’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”