It seems that the head of Saudi Arabia's counterterror effort comes from the "hearts and minds" school of counterterrorism. You know, the ones who think that if you treat terrorists with respect, give them jobs, tell them you hear them, etc., they'll turn away from violent Jihad and turn into cabbage farmers.
The Saudi official, one Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, recently agreed to sit down for a chat with the #40 guy on the Saudi's list of 85 top terrorists, Abdullah Assiri, who is presumed (as a measure of respect, of course) to not have been subject to a security search.
At some point in the meeting, a bomb, which is thought to have been nestled in Assiri's rectum, exploded, killing Assiri but leaving the Prince slightly injured.
Perhaps the strategy needs to be appended to "hearts, minds, and a__holes."