Photographs have been fired on the Saudi Arabian embassy in The Hague early on Thursday, leaving bullet holes throughout the entrance of the constructing and in a number of home windows.
Police stated no one was injured within the taking pictures.
Spokesman Steven van Santen stated police have been alerted round 6 am to gunfire on the constructing on a stately avenue reverse a canal within the Dutch metropolis.
Officers discovered a number of bullet casings outdoors the constructing and launched an investigation together with an enchantment for witnesses.
The official Saudi Press Company stated that the embassy had witnessed “a cowardly taking pictures incident”.
As quickly as authorities discovered of the incident from embassy officers, they cordoned off the realm, closed the highway resulting in the embassy, bolstered safety measures and “took felony proof,” the assertion added.
The embassy condemned the assault and praised Dutch authorities for his or her immediate response, saying it “appears to be like ahead to investigating the circumstances, realizing the outcomes and bringing these behind the incident to justice”.
Saudi Arabia additionally urged its residents within the Netherlands to train warning.
The Dutch international ministry stated in an announcement that it was taking the taking pictures “extraordinarily severely” and was in shut contact with Saudi authorities.
The taking pictures got here a day after an explosion at a Saudi cemetery, which wounded three individuals.
American and European officers have been commemorating the top of the First World Battle there on the time.
There was no indication that the taking pictures in The Hague was linked to the explosion on the cemetery.