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Saudi policeman killed in exchange of fire with a gunman

Saudi Policeman

The Saudi Interior Ministry says a policeman has been killed and two others wounded when a terrorist attacked a security site in the Abqaiq region in the country’s Eastern province.

Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki said the attacker tried to enter the site early yesterday morning and was killed in an exchange of fire with the guards.

The two injured policemen were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Al-Turki said a machinegun and live munition were found with the attacker, identified as Nawaf Menahi Shibib al-Utaibi.

He did not say whether al-Utaibi was wanted by the police or if he was believed to belong to the Islamic State group or other Islamic militant faction.