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Saudi Arabia foils terror attack against palace in Jeddah

The incident took place two days after the announced busting of a terror cell linked to IS terrorist group in Riyadh

IANS  |  Riyadh 

Saudi Arabia foils terror attack against palace in Jeddah

announced on Saturday the foiling of a attack against a palace in Jeddah, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The spokesman of the Interior Ministry said in a statement that a person got out of a car and suddenly started firing at the forces of the located in front of the western gate of the Peace Palace in at 3:15 p.m. local time.

The guards shot back and killed the gunman after he killed two security men and injured another two, Xinhua news agency reported.

The spokesperson identified the attacker as a 28-year-old Saudi man who carried a Kalashnikov machine gun and three Molotov cocktails.

He said that security authorities are carrying out investigations, and any developments will be announced later.

The incident took place two days after the announced busting of a cell linked to (IS) terrorist group in Riyadh.

has been engaged in an anti-war following a series of IS-claimed deadly blasts across the kingdom in recent years.

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First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 09:35 IST
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