Four heavily armed attackers were killed in a failed terrorist attack on an interior ministry building in Zulfi, north of Riyadh, Al-Arabiya TV said.
Videos circulating on social media show the dead armed with machine guns, bombs and Molotov cocktails.
The suspects who were on board a car tried to crash through the main entrance of the General Directorate of Investigation’s Center in Riyadh, but were intercepted by security and prevented the vehicle from gaining access into the compund.
It said the attackers had rammed a vehicle into a security barrier around the base in an attempt to gain entry.
Two gunmen died after opening fire on police, who killed them, one was killed as he attempted to flee, while the fourth attacker died as he tried to blow up an explosive belt, pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat reported.