German Diplomats Dodge Bullets in Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Two German diplomats survived a shooting attack which set their car on fire in Saudi Arabia, officials said.

German Diplomats Dodge Bullets in Saudi Arabia

The envoys were on an “overland journey” in the east of the country – an area that has witnessed unrest between protesters and Saudi authorities – when shots were fired, Reuters reported.

“The vehicle of the diplomats was fired at and started to burn, but nobody was injured in the incident,” a spokeswoman for the Germany’s foreign ministry said.

A spokesman for Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said he could not comment on the matter, but sources in the country said the incident was being treated as a criminal matter, rather than an act of terrorism.

German media reported that the incident took place in the city of Awamiya. A police spokesman told regional news channel Al Jazeera that the diplomats were saved by a civilian.

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