S. Arabia declares identity of border attacker

A Saudi patrol was attacked on Monday and the identity of the man has been established as Salim Mohamed al-Shamri

S. Arabia declares identity of border attacker

World Bulletin / News Desk


Saudi Arabia said Sunday that it had established the identity of a man who participated with three others in attacking a Saudi patrol on the border with Iraq on Monday.

Saudi Interior Ministry Spokesman Mansour al-Turki identified the man as Salim Mohamed al-Shamri, adding that he was a Saudi national.

The attack, which took place on Saudi Arabia's shared border with Iraq, left three Saudi policemen dead, including the commander of the northern border guard.

Al-Turki said on Friday that his ministry had discovered that the three other attackers were Saudi nationals.

Al-Shamri – who wore an explosive belt – blew himself up during Monday's attack on the Saudi border guards.

Saudi Arabia had detained seven people, including three Saudi nationals and four Syrians, against the background of the attack, al-Turki said on Friday.

Monday's attack was the first to take place in Saudi Arabia in 2015.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Ocak 2015, 09:32