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2 Saudi soldiers killed, 3 injured in attack on Jeddah royal palace guard post

Two Saudi soldiers were shot dead and three others were wounded in an attack on a guard post at a royal palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry said on Saturday, October 7.

In a statement, the ministry said a man drove up to the western gate of the Peace Palace and opened fire at 3:15 pm local time.

The Saudi Royal Guard returned fire, killing the assailant, who was identified as Mansour bin Hassan bin Ali al-Fahid al-Amiri, a 28-year-old Saudi national. A Kalashnikov-type gun and thee Molotov cocktails were found on his person.

The dead soldiers were identified as Agent Sergeant Hammad bin Shallah al-Mutairi and First Soldier Abdullah bin Faisal al-Subaie.

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