2005 News Story

Seven suspects killed in gunfight in Qasim Province

The Ministry of Interior has reported that in an incident in Qasim Province yesterday seven militant suspects were killed and one wounded and arrested.  Security forces, who had identified a number of wanted suspects in a residential building in the Jawazat district of the town of Ar-Rass in Qasim Province, came under heavy fire from machine guns and hand grenades. The security forces evacuated the area, which included a primary school for girls. After a warning was issued to the suspects to surrender, a fierce gunfight ensued. A number of security officers were slightly injured, but most of them have already been discharged from hospital. A supplementary statement on developments and details will be issued later.