Saudi security forces carried out a pre-emptive operation in the al-Jish village of al- Qatif province, killing several wanted persons and arresting others on Monday after an exchange of fire.
Security forces had immediately demanded the suspects to surrender themselves once the raid began, but they rejected their request and opened fire on them.
Informed sources said that all the suspects who clashed with the security forces on Monday were outside declared wanted persons lists, but has proved their involvement in cases affecting the security of the state.
Most significant of those involvements came in the targeting of security elements and premises and the disruption of development projects of the province.
Saudi Arabia’s State Security Presidency is expected to issue a statement on the incident soon.