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Saudi Arabia says 2 militants, 2 others killed at checkpoint

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The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the shooting happened on Sunday afternoon in al-Qassim. It’s located some 400 kilometers, or about 250 miles, northwest of the capital of Riyadh.

(COMMONS WIKIMEDIA/ MANILA BULLETIN)

(COMMONS WIKIMEDIA/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The ministry says the militants opened fire on the checkpoint, killing a police sergeant and a Bangladeshi national. The ministry said police returned fire, killing two militants and wounding a third, who was later hospitalized.

A motive for the shooting wasn’t immediately known and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Saudi Arabia has faced attacks from militants from al-Qaida and an Islamic State affiliate.

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