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Dutch police investigating after shots fired at Saudi embassy

Police say no one hurt after several shots fired at the building in The Hague which embassy described as a 'cowardly attack'
Several shots were fired at the building in The Hague just before 6am (05:00GMT), police said (File/AFP)

Dutch police said they were investigating a shooting at the embassy of Saudi Arabia in The Hague before sunrise on Thursday. No one was hurt, Reuters reported.

Several shots were fired at the building on Koninginnegracht just before 6am (05:00GMT), police said.

Reports suggest the building was hit at least 20 times and that dozens of casings litter the ground.

Photos from the scene show bullet holes in the embassy's windows.

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A police spokesman said the motive was under investigation and it was unclear who might have been responsible.

In a statement, the embassy condemned the "cowardly attack" and urged Saudi citizens in the Netherlands to be on high alert and to exercise caution.

The incident occurred a day after an explosion at a World War One remembrance ceremony involving foreign embassies in the Saudi city of Jeddah, which wounded several people.

The explosion was the second security incident to take place in the Red Sea port city in the last couple of weeks.

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