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IS claims attack on Saudi security base

Published : Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 579

RIYADH, Apr 22: Four men were killed on Sunday in an attack on a Saudi security services base north of the capital Riyadh, official media said, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the assault.
Quoting a spokesman for the state security services, the Saudi Press Agency said three policemen were also wounded in the morning attack in the Zulfi province north of Riyadh. It said a "group of terrorists" tried to "storm the building" but security authorities repelled them, killing four.
An investigation was launched to identify the assailants as well as the type of "explosive material" they had in their possession, SPA said. The London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper earlier reported that the attack targeted state security forces in the town of Zulfi, 260 kilometres (160 miles) north of the capital.
It said the attackers had rammed a vehicle into a security barrier around the base in an attempt to gain entry. Two gunmen then stepped out of the vehicle and opened fire, sparking a gun battle with police, who killed them, the paper reported.    -AFP





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