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Saudi Arabia: Security forces kill wanted person in al-Qatif region

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A wanted person has been fatally wounded during an operation by Saudi security forces in eastern Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

The wanted man killed during a raid on Saturday morning targeting wanted people in Awamiya was identified as Walid Talal Ali al-Arayedh.

The interior ministry said security forces came under fire while pursuing wanted men who had been hiding in houses vacated by inhabitants to pave the way for a development project intended to revamp the area.

"Security men came under heavy gunfire at the Musawara neighborhood from an unknown source, which required an appropriate response," the statement, carried by state news agency SPA said.