Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry: 4 officers dead, 4 injured in shooting incident in Asir province

Four Saudi policemen were killed when a checkpoint in Asir province was attacked. (AP/File)
Updated 20 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry: 4 officers dead, 4 injured in shooting incident in Asir province

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said that four police officers were martyred during an attack on a police check point in Asir province, in the southwest of the Kingdom. The police reported that four more officers were injured in the clashes that followed the attack.

The ministry added that police units chased the attackers, and captured 2 of them and a third was killed in the fire exchange that followed. The ministry also announced that all those involved in the attack are Saudi Arabian nationals. 


Saudi Arabia denies Israeli media reports on meeting between chiefs of staff

Updated 36 min 56 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia denies Israeli media reports on meeting between chiefs of staff

  • The official said the correct information is that Al-Ruwaili has participated in an international meeting for Defense Chiefs of Staff held in Washington
  • No bilateral meeting had took place between the Saudi and Israeli Chiefs of Staff, he added

JEDDAH: A Saudi defense ministry official has denied reports circulated on Israeli media claiming that a meeting was held between the Saudi military Chief of Staff, Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, and his Israeli counterpart Gadi Eizenkot.

The official said the correct information is that Al-Ruwaili participated in an international meeting for Defense Chiefs of Staff held in Washington, United States at the Andrews Air Force Base.

81 countries took part in the meeting held between Oct. 15-16 aimed at discussing ways to combat violent terror groups.

The meeting also included an official dinner for all attendees hosted by the his excellency the Chairman of the US Joints Chief of Staff, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford. It was followed by a conference at the Andrews Air Force Base.

The official said no bilateral meeting took place between the Saudi and Israeli Chiefs of Staff.