Another attack on foreigners in Saudi Arabia: American shot dead in Riyadh

Published June 8th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Gunmen killed an American in the Saudi capital of Riyadh Tuesday, Reuters reported. The dead US national worked for an American contracting company - Vinnel, the U.S. embassy and the firm said. Vinnel is a unit of Northrop Grumman Corp, which helps train the Saudi National Guard. 


It was the fifth assault on Westerners in the kingdom in five weeks.  


Gunmen in a car fired at the American before fleeing in an eastern suburb of Riyadh, security sources said.  


Tuesday's incident comes a few days after suspected al Qaeda gunmen killed a BBC cameraman in Riyadh. (

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