Report: Attack in Saudi city of Taif kills at least one

By REUTERS
May 31, 2018 03:24
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

RIYADH - Two assailants stabbed to death a traffic policeman in the western Saudi Arabian city of Taif and then exchanged gunfire with security forces at a nearby National Guard facility, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.

The attackers stole the policeman's vehicle and service weapon before entering the military site, according to online news site Sabq, which is seen as close to the authorities. One attacker was wounded and detained while the other one fled, the report said.Sabq reported additional injuries among the security forces without providing details.

The Interior Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Taif is perched in the mountains just east of Mecca, the holiest site in Islam.


Related Content

Breaking news
August 25, 2019
Hezbollah downs two Israeli drones near Beirut

By REUTERS

Cookie Settings