Security officer killed in ambush in near Yemeni border, three attackers killed

July 4, 2014

A security patrol came under attack today near Al-Wadiah border post between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, killing a Saudi security officer.   Ministry of Interior Spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said that at 11:45 am local, “a security patrol came under fire from assailants, resulted in the martyrdom of its commander, which required responding to the source of fire similarly.”  The spokesman added that the “exchange of fire resulted in killing of three of the attackers, wounded one of them and arrested another.”  Maj. Gen. Al-Turki added that security forces were searching a number of buildings in which other gunmen may have hidden.

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