Saudi ministry arrests man over murder of policemen in Qatif

Members of Saudi security forces stand guard in the port city of Jazan. (Reuters)

Saudi authorities have arrested a man over a number of attacks on police in the kingdom's eastern Qatif region, including one that killed two of them, the interior ministry announced Friday.

Mufeed bin Ahmed Hasan Omran was arrested in Qatif for his involvement in "terrorist attacks", said a statement on state news agency SPA.

A machinegun, handgun, hashish and amphetamine pills were found at the scene.

Omran was allegedly involved in the November 18 killing of two policemen in Qatif.

He is also thought to have been involved in another shooting that wounded two Indian passers-by and a policeman when officers came under fire from a farming area in Qatif earlier the same month.

And he was allegedly involved in attacking a citizen in the same region. The statement did not clarify the victim was killed or give reasons for the attack.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49