JEDDAH, 18th September, 2016 (WAM) — Two Saudi soldiers were martyred as their patrol came under fire in Dammam, according to the Saudi Press Agency, SPA.

SPA quoted the Security Spokesman of the Saudi Ministry of Interior as saying that a security patrol, which was performing routine function in a district of Dammam, came under fire from an unknown source, resulting in the martyrdom of Chief Sergeant Musa Ali Mohamed Alqbi, and fellow soldier, Nawaf Mahmas Al Otaibi.

Security authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the terrorist crime.