Saudi security forces kill terrorist suspect in Eastern Province

The Ministry of Interior said the man attacked security forces during a patrol of abandoned houses



Saudi authorities said a wanted terrorist suspect was killed yesterday morning after security forces came under fire in Al-Awamiyah north of Damman.

State-run Saudi Press Agency cited the Ministry of Interior as saying security forces were attacked as they patrolled abandoned houses used to launch “terrorist activities”.

The wanted man, Waleed Talal Ali Al-Aridh, was injured in the shootout and later died in hospital, according to the statement.

No security forces were harmed.

“The Ministry of Interior confirms that the security agencies will continue tracing all wanted individuals. At the same time, the Ministry of Interior highly appreciated the continued cooperation with security agencies by citizens and expatriates in Qatif Governorate to eliminate whoever seeks to undermine security and stability,” the statement added.

Last week Saudi police killed a suspected ISIL member who pulled a gun on a patrol in the capital Riyadh.

Read: Saudi police kill suspected ISIL militant in Riyadh

This followed the arrest of several terror suspects in Jeddah and Madinah in February and incidents the previous month where two terrorists blew themselves up in Jeddah and two were killed in Riyadh during shootouts with police.

Read: Saudi arrests several terror suspects in Jeddah, Madinah – reports

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