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Gunmen target police officers in Saudi Arabia

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Three police officers were injured after being attacked by gunmen outside a police station in Saudi Arabia’s Qatif region on Monday night, a security spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior said.

The gunshots from the unknown offenders came from a nearby farm, Major General Mansour al-Turki said. The incident follows four deaths which took place during a police raid in the same village last week.

“While a number of security men were in front of the Awamiyah police headquarters discharging their duties, they were exposed to heavy fire by unknown people from a neighbouring farm which wounded three of them, one critically," the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Major General Mansour al-Turki.

Such an attack will only make security officials “more determined and keen on executing their sacred duties in maintaining security and confronting these terrorists along with those who support them financially or morally,” al-Turki added.

All three officers were taken to the hospital for treatment while security officials began their investigation to find those responsible for the attack.