Saudi security forces rescue child and shoot dead suspect using her as ‘human shield’

The suspect who was accused of possessing drugs grabbed the young girl and began shooting
Updated 05 December 2018

Saudi security forces rescue child and shoot dead suspect using her as ‘human shield’

  • The suspect who was accused of possessing drugs grabbed the young girl and began shooting

JEDDAH: Saudi security forces rescued a child and shot dead a man who was using her as a “human shield” as he fired at police in Jeddah.
A police spokesman in Makkah said officers were chasing the suspect, who was accused of possessing drugs, on Sunday evening when he grabbed the young girl and began shooting.
“The police ordered him to surrender,” the spokesman said, adding that the suspect continued to endangering the lives of passers-by and security forces by “randomly shooting, which led to his death.” An officer was also injured during the gunbattle.


Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

Updated 2 min 18 sec ago

Two workers killed at Saudi Arabia's SASREF oil refinery

RIYADH: Two contract workers have been killed at an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia.

Another two contractors were injured at the SASREF plant in Jubail in the incident on Sunday, the company said.

“SASREF immediately activated response teams to identify the source of the incident and responded to the situation,” the statement said.

“The safety of our people and operations is a top priority.”

The company, which is owned by Saudi Aramco, said additional safety measures would be put in place to prevent incidents in the future.

The 305,000 barrel per day SASREF refinery had until September been a joint venture between Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell, according to Reuters.

Aramco bought it as part of a strategy to expand its downstream operations.