A security officer has been shot dead by an unknown assailant in the early hours of Saturday.
The Ministry of Interior have said that The soldier was getting out of his car in the northwest of the city when he came under "gunfire from an unknown source," the ministry said in a statement.
Police are still investigating the case.The attack is the second in barely a month in the eastern city of Dammam. On Oct. 25, two Saudi security personnel were shot dead also from an "unknown source" as they were retiring home from work.
On Sept. 17, two security officers were also killed in "heavy gunfire" while on patrol in Dammam’s Al-Khadariya district. Police have yet to announce the arrest of suspects in the two previous cases.