3 die in attack on Saudi Royal Guard post

3 die in attack on Saudi Royal Guard post

Gunman killed two soldiers in front of the western gate of the Peace Palace in Jeddah

Jeddah: Two Saudi soldiers were killed in Jeddah after an attack on an external guard post of the Royal Guard, located in front of the western gate of the Peace Palace on Saturday.

A security spokesman of the Ministry of the Interior said the attack happened at 3:15 pm local time on Saturday, when a person began shooting at the post, Al Arabiya reported.

Security forces reportedly killed the gunman.

The American embassy in Saudi Arabia cautioned its citizens after reports of the attack.

“Due to the possibility of ongoing police activity, American citizens are advised to exercise caution when travelling through the area,” the embassy said.

The warning comes after the Saudi police raided hideouts of a terror cell linked to the Daesh group last week, killing two people and arresting five, according to the national security agency.

The State Security Agency said police raided three hideouts in the capital Riyadh and exchanged gunfire in one of them, the SPA news agency reported.

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