Two guards killed in attack on royal palace in Jeddah - Saudi Interior Ministry

Two guards killed in attack on royal palace in Jeddah - Saudi Interior Ministry
File photo: Two security officials died in an attack on Al-Salam Palace on Saturday.
Updated 08 October 2017

Two guards killed in attack on royal palace in Jeddah - Saudi Interior Ministry

Two guards killed in attack on royal palace in Jeddah - Saudi Interior Ministry

JEDDAH: A gunman armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and three petrol bombs killed two Royal Guards and wounded three others in an attack at a security guards checkpoint at the western gate of Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah early on Saturday.
The attacker, Mansour bin Hassan Al Ameri, 28, a Saudi, was killed by security forces on the spot, said Interior Ministry spokesperson Mansour Al-Turki.
The gunman left his vehicle and started shooting at the guards, Al-Turki said. Investigations are continuing.