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Report: Two Saudis behind attack along Iraq border

The attack killed three Saudi border guards and four militants

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Two Saudis nationals were identified among the four gunmen who were involved in a deadly attack on a Saudi border patrol on the frontier with Iraq, London-based al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The newspaper quoted unidentified official sources as saying that the bodies of the two gunmen were identified in a preliminary investigation. The sources said DNA tests are being performed to confirm the attackers’ identities.

The attack on the Saudi security patrol near the country's border with Iraq killed three soldiers and wounded at least three others. All four militants died.