2004 News Story
 

05/20/2004
One security officer and four suspects killed in Buraidah shootout

The Ministry of Interior has announced that one security officer was killed and two injured in a shootout today with a group of armed militants in the area of Buraidah in Qasim Province. In the incident, four wanted suspects, all Saudi, were killed, and one injured.


At 2.30 pm today, a security patrol detected five suspects, members of a deviant group, who had taken refuge in a rest house in Khudairah, a village near the town of Buraidah. Realizing they were surrounded, the suspects began to fire heavily, using machine guns.

 [See press release]

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