Security officer and expatriate killed in gunfire attack by three terrorists in Buraidah About Saudi Arabia, Counter-terrorism, News and Events

A Saudi interior ministry spokesman said that at 15:45 on Sunday 8th July a security control point at the outskirts of Buraidah highway, Qassim Region, came under gunfire from three terrorists in a vehicle. In an exchange of gunfire Staff Sergeant Suleiman Abdulaziz Al-Abdullatif and a Bangladeshi expatriate were martyred. Two terrorists were also killed and a third was injured and taken to hospital.

The spokesman said that the security authorities had launched a criminal investigation into the attack, the results of which will be announced in due time.

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf, Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom, said “Saudi Arabia has been at the forefront of combating terrorism and extremism and will continue to work with our partners to defeat all forms of terror.”