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Saudi Arabia says 2 militants, 2 others killed at checkpoint

AP  |  Riyadh 

says two militants have been killed, along with a and a bystander, in a shootout at a police checkpoint in one of the kingdom's central provinces.

The said in a statement that the shooting happened on Sunday afternoon in al-Qassim. It's located some 400 kilometers, or about 250 miles, northwest of the capital of

The ministry says the militants opened fire on the checkpoint, killing a and a Bangladeshi national. The ministry said police returned fire, killing two militants and wounding a third, who was later hospitalized.

A motive for the shooting wasn't immediately known and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

has faced attacks from militants from al-Qaida and an Islamic State affiliate.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 11:15 IST