Suspected Islamist militants attacked a car belonging to a senior officer in the Saudi Arabian security forces on 29 December. No-one was injured in the incident. The attack, in which an explosive devise was thrown at the car, happened shortly after the officer parked outside his home in the Al-Salam district of Riyadh. Police said that the car was destroyed in the attack and that security officials were combing the area for suspects. An investigation has been launched, said civil defence chief Saad bin Abdullah al-Tuijri. ‘It was a small blast and the car was not stuffed with explosives but we are investigating the incident,’ a Saudi interior ministry official told Reuters.