Eastern Province Police: German diplomatic vehicle fired upon

January 13, 2014

A spokesman for the Eastern Province Police said in a statement today that the Qatif Governorate Police received a report at 6 p.m. (local time) that a German Embassy vehicle had been hit by gunfire from unknown assailants in the town of Awwamiyya. “As a result, the vehicle was burned, but the two German diplomats on board survived the incident with the help of a Saudi citizen,” the spokesman said. He added that the security authorities are investigating the incident in order to identify the perpetrators.