4 Saudi officers shot dead

ANI | Updated: Apr 20, 2018 16:33 IST

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], April 20 (ANI): At least four Saudi officers have been shot dead and four others have been wounded in an attack on a police check point in Saudi Arabia's Asir province.

Three officers were instantly killed when the outpost came under attack.

All those involved in the attack are Saudi Arabian nationals, the local media reported, citing the country's Interior Ministry.

Local authorities killed one suspect and apprehended two others, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported, citing the Saudi Interior Ministry, as saying.

"In the interest of the investigation, their names cannot be revealed," it said.

A third Saudi suspect opened fire as he attempted to escape, killing another officer and wounding four others, according to the report.

The Kingdom has been boiling in a conflict with neighbour Yemen since March 2015 dubbed by the United Nations as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

The military positions in Asir province have repeatedly been hit in counter-attacks by Yemeni forces. (ANI)