2004 News Story

Citizens stand firm against terrorism as victims of blast buried

Governor of Riyadh Province Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz attended funeral prayers in Riyadh today for those killed in yesterday’s suicide bombing. Following the prayer, Prince Salman offered his condolences to the families, and was approached by a number of citizens who pledged their stance with the Saudi leadership and condemned what had taken place.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz paid a visit yesterday to some of those injured in the blast. He praised the strength and dedication of the security forces in facing crimes against religion and society, and reiterated to all Saudi citizens that each one of them is a security officer, pointing out that recent vigilance has resulted in the foiling of many other attempts, even more serious than that day’s explosion. He reiterated that such acts of terrorism do not have anything to do with Islam, and appealed to those who are contemplating them to come to their senses and surrender, because they will be caught, and the resolve of the security forces has only deepened. Addressing the media, he urged precision and “giving the reader, the viewer and the listener the truth”.
Also yesterday, Assistant Minister of Interior for Security Affairs Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz inspected the scene of the blast at the building of the General Directorate of Traffic.