Two Indians were among three persons injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a security patrol in Saudi Arabia's troubled eastern Qatif region, on Tuesday 10th November.
An Interior Ministry spokesman said a traffic patrol at Alkhwaildieh district in Shia-dominated Qatif came under heavy fire from a farming area, wounding a policeman and two Indian passers-by. The injured were immediately rushed to the hospital and are reported to be stable.
According to Hifzur Rahman, Second Secretary at the Indian Embassy, "One Indian is from Sitapur and the other is from Lucknow… They have suffered injuries in hand and leg. Our representative has also met them and they are in a stable condition. Bullets will be removed from their bodies today,"
Security authorities immediately rushed to the spot and started search for the gunmen. Further details of the incident are still awaited.