Saudi police gun down killer of 4 security men

Video PlayerClose RIYADH, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Saudi police gunned down a terrorist who killed four security men and resisted arrest to attack the police forces with a knife, Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. According to the agency's statement, the killed terrorist is a Saudi man.

Security forces besieged the house of his parents and called on him to turn himself over. However, he refused and attacked security forces with a knife, which led to his death at the hospital of injuries he sustained during the clashes. Last month, three police officers were shot dead in an attack on a security checkpoint in Asir, a city in the southwest of Saudi Arabia, while another policeman died in crossfire while trying to arrest the attackers.

After the attack, the interior ministry announced that the attackers had been identified and two Saudis arrested.

The on-and-off attacks of security forces are common by members of the Islamic State (IS) militant group and violent Shiite youth who demand more right in Saudi Arabia with majority Sunni population.

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