Gunman attacks Saudi security forces at gate of Jeddah royal palace

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 07, 2017 3:24 PM

RIYADH (Reuters) - Two Saudi guards were shot dead and three others injured on Saturday morning after a man drove up to the gate of the royal palace in Jeddah and began shooting, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by state news.

The Royal Guards killed the gunman, who was identified in the statement as Mansour al-Amri, a 28-year-old Saudi national.

(Reporting by Katie Paul)