The Presidency of State Security announced on Thursday that three wanted terrorists were killed in Qatif in the Eastern Province.
All three are Saudi nationals — Muhammad Hassan Ahmad Al- Zayed, Mufeed Hamza Ali Al-Olwan and Khaleel Ibrahim Hassan Al-Muslim. They were killed on Wednesday evening after clashes with the security forces, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Three security men were slightly injured, while none of the residents and passers-by in the neighborhood were harmed in the incident.
The Presidency spokesman said that the three, who were wanted in cases linked to terror, were spotted in a house located in the neighborhood of Al-Kuwaikeb in the center of Qatif and this was after a monitoring and surveillance operation.
The clashes erupted when the terrorists found that the security forces had surrounded them, refused to surrender and opened fire, which prompted the security forces to retaliate and kill them.
Source Credit: Saudi Gazette