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Tue 5 Jul 2016 01:37 PM

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Saudi crown prince defiant after triple terror attacks

Prince Mohammad bin Nayef says attacks will 'only add more cohesion and strength to the kingdom'

Saudi crown prince defiant after triple terror attacks
Saudi security personel gather at the site of the suicide attack near the security headquarters of the Prophets Mosque in Madinah City on July 4. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

The acts of terror that hit Jeddah, Madinah and Qatif on Monday will only add more cohesion and strength to the kingdom, according to Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Prince Mohammad bin Nayef, also deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, made the statement after a visit to those injured in the suicide attack that hit Jeddah.

The nation's security is good and at its maximum, and thanks God, gets stronger day after day, he said, according to statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

The Crown Prince stressed keenness to cleanse the kingdom of "whoever dares target is sanctities, gains and the safety of citizens or expats".

He stressed the heroic security personnel who confronted the "failure terrorist" attacks, thanking the two wounded in the Jeddah attack for fulfilling their duty.

Prince Mohammad bin Nayef also expressed condolences over the security personnel who were killed in the suicide attack in Madinah.

Suicide bombers struck three cities across Saudi Arabia on Monday, in an apparently coordinated campaign of attacks as Saudis prepared to break their fast on the penultimate day of the holy month of Ramadan.

The explosions targeting US diplomats, Shi'ite worshippers and a security headquarters at a mosque in the holy city of Madinah follow days of mass killings claimed by ISIL, in Turkey, Bangladesh and Iraq. The attacks all seem to have been timed to coincide with the approach of Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that celebrates the end of the fast.

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