2004 Press Release

Saudi Security forces kill four terrorist suspects

[Washington, DC] -- Saudi security forces today killed four terrorist suspects and injured another in a gunfight in Qasim Province.  The security forces came under heavy fire from machineguns after locating five terrorist suspects in a rest house in Khudairah, a village in the area of Buraidah.  One security officer was killed and two were injured in the incident.  Weapons and ammunition were confiscated.

According to Ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar bin Sultan: “Saudi counter-terrorism efforts are now among the best in the world.  The effectiveness of our security forces combined with the support of our citizens has made Saudi Arabia increasingly inhospitable for terrorists.”