Man who killed two Border Guards in Najran Province identified

June 8, 2011

The Ministry of Interior today identified the infiltrator who killed two Saudi Border Guards and injured another at the Saudi-Yemeni border as Saudi national Abdullah bin Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Sayel.  Al-Sayel was wanted for terrorism, including the May 26, 2011 attacks on security officers in Buraidah, Qassim Province, that resulted in the death of one officer and the wounding of another.

The Ministry of Interior said Al-Sayel was arrested February 17, 2004 and convicted for involvement in terrorist activities, including the preparation of an Al-Qaeda training camp, providing weapons to recruits and assisting them with foreign travel, and participating in attacks against security forces and violating the conditions of his release not to travel to troubled countries.  After having serviced his sentence, Al-Sayel was released and sent to a rehabilitation program.

The Ministry of Interior underscored the importance of the two-pronged treatment for those found guilty in terrorist-related crimes, including legal punishments and imposing social liability on the relatives and friends of those released.