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Saudi ministers: al-Ahsa attack an ‘unjust terrorist aggression’

Last Monday, three masked gunmen attacked a group of residents in al-Dalwah village in al-Ahsa governorate, killing five people

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Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers condemned on Monday a criminal incident in al-Ahsa governorate. It labeled the incident an “unjust terrorist aggression from spiteful people who killed Muslims unlawfully.”

Last Monday, three masked gunmen attacked a group of residents in al-Dalwah village in al-Ahsa governorate, killing five people and injuring nine others. Security forces launched massive combing operations in various cities, which reportedly resulted in the deaths and arrests of many militants.

The leader of the cell whose members were involved in the al-Ahsa killings is a Saudi citizen who was fighting in Iraq and Syria and sneaked through the Saudi borders, according to security sources. He formed a terrorist cell and targeted citizens in the governorate.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on Nov. 11, 2014.