Daesh Claims Attack on Saudi Police Station

Daesh Claims Attack on Saudi Police Station

Daesh Claims Attack on Saudi Police Station

The men tried to storm a building belonging to Saudi Arabia's mabahith security agency in the town of Al Zulfi, located in a conservative area about 155 miles (250 kilometers) from the capital, a spokesman for the Presidency of State Security said in a statement.

Daesh's official news agency, Amaq, claimed responsibility for the attack in a video later on Sunday, in which four masked assailants pledged allegiance to terrorist group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

"A group of terrorists launched a desperate attack that was repelled", SPA said, without giving further details.

Three security officials were wounded in the attack.

The attackers carried machine guns, bombs, and Molotov cocktails, and were identified as Saudi militants who belonged to the Islamic State, Al Arabiya reported.

SPA published a list of the weapons found, which included five explosive belts, 64 locally manufactured hand grenades, two Kalashnikovs, six guns, four bags of organic fertilizers, a telecommunication device, and two laptops.

Online videos showed a vehicle at a checkpoint with its doors open and two bloody corpses splayed on the ground nearby.

The kingdom has seen numerous attacks in recent years by jihadists, including Al-Qaeda and IS, against security forces.

Two gunmen died during the initial exchange of fire with the security forces, while one was killed as he attempted to flee.

Last year, a member of the security forces and a Bangladeshi resident were killed in an assault on a security checkpoint in nearby Buraidah, and a policeman was killed in a separate attack in the western city of Taif. For two weeks, Saudi security forces battled the militants with the help of Pakistani and French special forces.

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