Two Saudi police shot dead in Dammam

The two officers were patrolling in a police car when they came under fire at around 11.30pm local time.

Riyadh // Unidentified gunmen killed two Saudi policemen in Dammam late on Saturday in what the interior ministry described as a “terrorist attack”.

The two officers were patrolling in a police car when they came under fire at around 11.30pm local time, a ministry spokesman told the official Saudi Press Agency.

They were both pronounced dead on arrival in hospital.

The spokesman did not specify who it held responsible for the shooting but there have been previous attacks on police in mainly Shiite areas of the east of the kingdom this year.

In January four police were killed in attacks.

*Agence France-Presse

Published: September 18, 2016 04:00 AM

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