4 Saudi officers killed in Asir, missile intercepted

Four Saudi officers were shot dead and four others were wounded Thursday (April 19th) when their checkpoint came under gunfire in southern Asir province, AFP reported.

Three officers were instantly killed when the outpost came under attack, the Saudi Press Agency reported, without specifying who was behind it.

"Security officials have succeeded in identifying a number of suspects involved in the crime and arrested two of them, both Saudi nationals," the news agency said. "In the interest of the investigation, their names cannot be revealed."

A third Saudi suspect opened fire as he tried to escape, killing another officer and wounding four others, the agency added.

Meanwhile, Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis (Ansarallah) at the southern city of Jizan, the Arab coalition said Friday.

The Houthis claimed the attack via their Al-Masirah news outlet, saying it struck Jizan Regional Airport.

AFP was unable to reach the airport for comment, but open-source flight information appeared to show flights arriving and departing on time.

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