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Saudi policemen form a check point near the site where a demonstration was expected to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, March 11, 2011. Hundreds of police have deployed on the streets of the Saudi capital ahead of planned protests calling for democratic reforms in the kingdom. The rare security turnout highlights authorities' concerns about the possibility of people gathering after Friday prayers. Although protests have so far been confined to small protests in the country's east where minority Shiites live, activists have been emboldened by other uprisings and have set up online groups calling for protests in Riyadh Friday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Saudi ministry: Gunmen attack, kill 4 policemen in the south

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says four policemen were killed after gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the southwestern province of Asir, which borders Yemen.
A ministry statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency says two of the gunmen were arrested following the attack, which took place shortly after midnight on Thursday.
A total of three attackers were involved.
The statement says three policemen were killed in the attack itself while the fourth died after police clashed with the third gunman, who was also killed.
The exchange of fire with the third gunman also left four policemen wounded.
The statement says all the attackers are Saudi nationals and that further information cannot be provided as an investigation is underway.

Source: Gulf News

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