Saudi police hurt by gunfire

February 26, 2014 - 2:50:04 am

RIYADH: Three Saudi security officers were wounded, one critically, by gunfire outside a police station in a village in the mostly Shia area of Qatif, the government said yesterday.

The incident took place on Monday night in Al Awamiyah.

“While a number of security men were in front of the Awamiyah police headquarters discharging their duties, they were exposed to heavy fire by unknown people from a neighbouring farm which wounded three of them, one critically,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing an Interior Ministry spokesman.

It said the authorities were working to identify those responsible.