Four heavily armed assailants were killed in an abortive attempt of attack on the General Directorate of Investigation’s Center in al-Zulfi suburb around 250 km north of Riyadh, Al-Arabiya TV reported.
Videos circulating on social media show the dead armed with machine guns, bombs and Molotov cocktails.
The suspects who were on board a car tried to crash through the main entrance of the General Directorate of Investigation’s Center in Riyadh, but were intercepted by security and prevented the vehicle from gaining access into the compund, according to Reuters.
It said the attackers had rammed a vehicle into a security barrier around the base in an attempt to gain entry.
Two gunmen died after opening fire on police, who killed them, one was killed as he attempted to flee, while the fourth attacker died as he tried to blow up an explosive belt, pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat reported.
Saudi security forces thwarted a terrorist attack on a government building in north of Riyadh’s Zulfi city.