2 Americans under fire in anti-West attack in Saudi Arabia


RIYADH: Gunmen fired at two US citizens on Friday on a road in oil-rich Eastern Province, leaving one wounded, in the fourth anti-Western attack in Saudi Arabia in as many months, police said.

“At 2pm today… a car carrying two American nationals… came under fire from an unknown source, resulting in one of them being wounded and hospitalised,” said a police spokesman, quoted by the official SPA news agency. He was “in stable condition”.

The two Americans were travelling on a road in Shia-populated Al-Ihsaa governorate of eastern Saudi Arabia, he said.