A Saudi general and two border guards were killed in an attack on the Saudi border with Iraq today, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

Four armed assailants attempting to enter Saudi Arabia near the town of Arar started shooting at a border guard patrol which fired back, killing one of the attackers and capturing another, SPA said, citing the Interior Ministry. The captive detonated an explosive belt, killing the three officers and injuring two more, it said.

Security forces later tracked down the other two attackers, and one was shot dead while the other blew himself up, SPA said. […]