Saudi Arabia: Royal guards killed in attack outside Jeddah palace


According to social media, Saudi security forces foiled an attack near the Al-Salam Palace in the coastal city, leaving one attacker and two royal guards dead.

Royal Guards killed the gunman, who was identified in the statement as 28-year-old Saudi national Mansour al-Amri. "He was immediately dealt with and his cowardly act also resulted in the martyrdom" of two guards, it added. An AK-47 and thee Molotov cocktails were found on his person after the attack, al-Arabiya reported.

Saudi authorities announced Thursday that they had dismantled a cell linked to the Daesh that was planning to destabilize the oil-rich kingdom. While the whereabouts of his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, were unknwn, although recent state news reports have placed him in Jeddah.

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The US embassy in Saudi Arabia sent out a tweet on Saturday warning citizens of a suspected attack in Jeddah, close to King Salman al-Saud's palace, who is now out of the country. Most attacks have targeted security forces and the country's Shiite minority.

Saudi Arabia is a member of the US-led worldwide coalition that has been battling Daesh in Syria and Iraq.