Palace guards killed in Jeddah shooting


Saudi Gazette report

Jeddah -- A shooting at the outer western gate of Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Saturday left two security guards dead and three others injured, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Interior.

A 28-year-old man was killed after he drove up to the Al Salam palace gates in Jeddah and shot at security.

The man was named as Mansour Al-Amri, a Saudi national.

The incident happened at about 03:25 AM (00:25 GMT) Saturday.

Security guards stopped the attack and killed the gunman.

The gunfire resulted in the martyrdom of Sergeant Hammad Bin Shallah Al-Mutairi and Private First Class Abdullah Bin Faisal Al-Sibei.

Meanwhile, the injured royal guard personnel included Corporal Waleed Bin Ali Shaami, Private First Class Ahmed Saleh Al-Qarni and Private First Class Abdullah Hindi Al-Sibei.