Saturday 18 August 2018

Two royal guards killed in gun attack on Saudi palace

The attacker was immediately shot dead, according to reports
The attacker was immediately shot dead, according to reports

An attack on the Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah has killed two members of the Saudi Royal Guard, according to reports.

A spokesman for the interior ministry said an attacker got out of a vehicle and opened fire on the western gate of the palace, killing two Guard members and wounding three others.

The gunman was shot dead on the spot, according to the Saudi Press Agency report.

The ministry identified the attacker as Mansour bin Hassan bin Ali bin Al Fahid al-Amri, a 28-year-old Saudi national.

The report added that he was carrying Kalashnikov rifles and three Molotov cocktails.

Investigations are ongoing.

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