RIYADH (Web Desk) – An alleged Islamic State gunman shot and killed as many as five people in an attack on a meeting hall in Saudi Arabia, said Al Arabiya TV.

According to police the attacker, who was in his early twenties, was also shot dead by the police officials present on the site.

Eye witnesses said that the assailant approached the meeting hall in the eastern city of Saihat in a taxi but was stopped at a checkpoint manned by volunteers protecting the site.

Police arrived and a gunbattle broke out, which the resident said injured several people and left the shooter dead.