RIYADH: A Saudi policeman was killed yesterday and three others injured by an explosive device in a flashpoint Shiite-dominated city, the interior ministry said. The policemen were on patrol in the early morning in the Qatif area in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province when the device blew up, the ministry said, calling the incident a "terrorist" attack. HH the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud over the "martyrdom" of the policeman and injury of three others.

The Amir voiced Kuwait's sharp condemnation of this heinous terrorist attack that targeted innocents and aimed at disrupting security and stability in Saudi Arabia. He expressed sympathy with the kingdom, and supported all measures taken by Saudi authorities to fight terrorism and safeguard security and stability. The Amir also reiterated Kuwait's rejection of terrorism in all its manifestations and forms, wishing speedy recovery of the injured and security of the kingdom and its people.