WATCH: The moment influential Saudi preacher was shot in Philippines

Philippine authorities were on Wednesday probing an assassination attempt against an influential Saudi preacher, after the gunman was killed and two suspects arrested.

Preacher Shaikh Aaidh Al Qarni and Saudi diplomat Shaikh Turki Assaegh were both wounded in a shooting as they left a university auditorium in the southern port city of Zamboanga, where the cleric had given an address.

Their Filipino police escorts killed the lone assailant, while two other suspects seen with the gunman were arrested as they tried to escape, police said.

Footage run by local news outlet MENSAHTV, show the gunman appearing from the crowd, moving in close and shoting the victim as he was boarding his car.

Police spokeswoman Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, added that the gunman then walked to the other side of the vehicle and shot the Saudi diplomat.

Qarni was shot in the right shoulder, left arm and chest while Assaegh, a religious attachi at the Saudi embassy in Manila, was wounded in his right thigh and left leg, according to a police report.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46