Two security guards killed in Jeddah royal palace attack

MENA

Published: 2017-10-08 12:15

Last Updated: 2024-04-17 10:34


Three security guards killed and three others injured in royal palace attack in Jeddah. (Roya)
Three security guards killed and three others injured in royal palace attack in Jeddah. (Roya)

The Saudi Interior Ministry had announced that two guards were shot dead on Saturday, after a man drove his car and shot at a security gate at the royal palace in Jeddah.

The gunman, who parked his car in front of the gate and started shooting, attacked checkpoint of the western gate for Al-Salam royal palace, according to SPA reports. Two guards were killed, and three others injured. The injured guards were taken to hospital for treatment.

The attacker was shot dead at the scene.

Officials identified the 28-year-old gunman as Mansour Al Amri, a Saudi national.

Interior Ministry spokesman confirmed to Al Alarbiya during a phone call that Amri did not have any criminal record or any connection to extremist groups,