Two Saudi guards killed in attack on Iraq frontier: Saudi ministry

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 05, 2015 2:28 AM

RIYADH (Reuters) - Attackers killed two Saudi Arabian border guards and injured a third on the kingdom's frontier with Iraq in a shooting and suicide assault early on Monday, the Saudi interior ministry said.

The attackers shot at a border patrol near Arar and when security officers responded, one of the attackers was captured and detonated an explosives belt, the ministry said in a brief statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

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(This version of the story corrects number of injured to one from three)

(Reporting By Angus McDowall, Editing by William Maclean)