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Two Saudi guards killed in attack on royal palace in Jeddah


[10/7/2017 3:20:32 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Two Saudi guards were shot dead and three others injured on Saturday after a man drove up to the western gate of the royal palace in Jeddah and began shooting, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by state news.

A security spokesman of the Ministry of the Interior said the attack happened at 3:15 pm local time when a person began shooting at the post from a car.

The shooter was immediately dealt with by the Royal Guard soldiers, resulting in his death.

At least three other officers were injured during Saturday’s attack.

Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry has identified the two soldiers killed on Saturday as Agent Sergeant Hammad bin Shallah al-Mutairi and First Soldier Abdullah bin Faisal al-Subaie.

Corporal Walid bin Ali Shami and First soldiers Ahmad Saleh Al-Qarni and Abdullah Hindi Al-Subaie were injured in the attack and are receiving necessary treatment.

According to the Interior Ministry's security spokesman, investigations into the incident identified the shooter as Mansour bin Hassan bin Ali al-Fahid al-Amiri, a 28-year-old Saudi national.

A Kalashnikov gun and thee Molotov bombs were found on his person after the attack.

Speaking to Al Arabiya News Channel, Saudi Interior Ministry Spokesperson Mansour al-Turki confirmed the external guard post was located on a public street. An investigation into the shooter’s motives and links are currently ongoing, he added.

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