U.S. embassy in Qatar confirms attack on security guard

Doha, Qatar, (File photo: Shutterstock)

A U.S. embassy guard in Qatar has been assaulted in an attack, officials have confirmed on the embassy website confirmed on Thursday.

In a short statement the embassy said the guard “received superficial injuries,” adding that the attacker had been “taken into custody by Qatari authorities.”

Officials said that the overall security status in Qatar remained the same for U.S. nationals, but that they should remain ‘aware’ of their surroundings at all times.

No further details were available, but according to local press reports “it appears unlikely that it has to do with the political climate in the region.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45