2005 News Story

Security incident on Riyadh-Qassim Highway

Security spokesman at the Interior Ministry Major-General Mansour Al-Turki has reported that early this morning two officers at a checkpoint on the Riyadh-Qassim Highway were slightly injured by glass shrapnel when an occupant of a speeding car opened fire at them. The patrol, observing that the car was over the speed limit, had attempted to halt it; when shots were fired, the officers gave chase. The offending car made its escape in a desert area.