Details of the security raid on terrorist cells in eastern Saudi Arabia

When security forces began their operations, they came under fire from a nearby farm but neutralized the source immediately. (Al Arabiya)

The security spokesman for the Saudi interior ministry announced on Tuesday that two wanted men were killed and four were arrested in al-Awamiyah in the Qatif region, eastern Saudi Arabia.

In detail, the statement read that on Tuesday morning, security forces raided a farm north of al-Awamiyah that was harboring several terror cells that were planning and preparing extremist operations.

When security forces began their operations, they came under fire from a nearby farm but neutralized the source immediately.

Those who opened fire on the security forces and were killed were reported to be Mohammad Taher Mohammad al-Nimr and Mokdad Mohammad Hassan al-Nimr.

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Those arrested were reported to be Abdelrahman Fadel Abdallah al-Abdalaal, Mohammad Jaafar Abdallah al-Abdalaal, Jaafar Mohammad AlFarj, and Wasfi Ali Makki al-Qaroos.

The statement confirmed that all those killed and arrested were “Saudis who have previous precedents to have been linked and involved in terrorist acts and criminal attacks, no citizens or security forces were injured in the operation.”

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After searching both farms, security forces found 130 gallons of burning acid, bomb building materials, a gallon of potassium, three machine gun storage areas, seventy-one rounds of ammunition and a black mask.

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