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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 Royal Guard located in front of the western gate of the Peace Palace in Jeddah 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.
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