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.

REUTERS

 

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