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Man involved in killing four Saudi security guards identified

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One of the three men involved in a shooting at a security checkpoint in the Asir region was identified as Bandar al-Shihri, 34, who worked in the region’s civil defense department and, according to his family, leads an unstable life.

Shihri lived with his parents and 11 siblings in the Tanuma governorate which is about an hour away from the checkpoint that he attacked that was on the Arqoub road between Majarada and Bareq.

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رجال الأمن الشهداء

One of Shihri’s cousins who preferred to remain anonymous told Al Arabiya that he suffered from a horrific accident following a drifting accident with his car. He remained in hospital for two months.

The cousin added that Shihri would disappear for days at a time without informing any of his family member of his whereabouts.

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القاتل بندر الشهري

He said that when the family gathers to spend the summer together, Shihri is barely there and would rather spend his time with friends outside of the house.

Security forces did not reveal the names of the other two men involved in the shooting which lead to the death of four security personnel. The motive behind the attack is still unknown as well.