Saudi state security operation in Qatif ends with killing of 6 wanted suspects

The operation resulted in the killing of wanted terrorists, namely Abdulmohsen Tahir Mohammed al-Aswad, Ammar Nasser Ali al-Abu Abdullah, Ali Hasan Ali al-Abd al-Muhsin al-'Abd al-Abu Abdullah, Muhammad Hussein al-Shubayb and Yahya Zakaria Mahdi al-Ammar. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s Presidency of State Security announced on Wednesday that they carried out a preemptive operation that killed six wanted persons and the arrest of one in the eastern city of Qatif after learning that there were arrangements by extremists to carry our an imminent attack.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the official spokesman for the Presidency of State Security said that as a result of a follow-up of its competent bodies monitoring extremist activities in Qatif, indicators proved the existence of arrangements to carry out an imminent criminal act in the al-Jish village which aimed at harming state security and the disruption of development projects in the province.

On the basis of this information, competent authorities of the state security began on Monday a preemptive security operation under which the aforementioned house were the suspects were hiding in was besieged.

Presidency of State Security

Presidency of State Security

Presidency of State Security

Presidency of State Security

Seven of the wanted men were inside and were directed to surrender. However, they did not respond and opened fire on security forces, which required dealing with the situation in order to neutralize their danger and preserve the lives of others who passed by and live in the vicinity of the site.

Presidency of State Security

Presidency of State Security

The operation resulted in the killing of wanted terrorists, namely Abdulmohsen Tahir Mohammed al-Aswad, Ammar Nasser Ali al-Abu Abdullah, Ali Hasan Ali al-Abd al-Muhsin al-'Abd al-Abu Abdullah, Muhammad Hussein al-Shubayb and Yahya Zakaria Mahdi al-Ammar.

One suspect identified as Adel Jafar was arrested after he was injured and he was taken to hospital where his condition is said to be stable.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54
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