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Saudi police arrest two wanted men after gunfight

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Saudi police arrested 23 men on a wanted list for allegedly fomenting trouble in the eastern region, the state SPA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Among the men, Abdullah bin Salman bin Saleh al-Isreeh was arrested by security authorities, along with another man for his involvement in the crimes of drug promotion.

Police exchanged fire with the two men in the eastern village of Awamiya, wounding them in legs before they were captured, interior ministry spokesman General Mansur al-Turki said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency.

“The Ministry of the Interior confirmed that the security authorities will pursue wanted persons and arrest them, calling on those persons whose names were announced as ‘wanted’ to surrender themselves to the nearest security center,” SPA reported.