Wanted terrorist gunned down in Saudi Arabia

The body of Mustafa Al-Madad, a wanted terrorist, who was killed on Friday in Qatif. Right: The vehicle used by the terrorist following the operation. (SPA)
Updated 11 March 2017
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Wanted terrorist gunned down in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Security authorities in the Eastern Province killed wanted terrorist Mustafa Al-Madad in an exchange of fire in Al-Shawkia neighborhood in Qatif.
Al-Madad was involved in terror activities against citizens and security men, as well as against public and private property.
Asked to surrender, he began firing at security men. One security man suffered minor injuries and is receiving treatment. The police were searching a neighborhood where he was hiding, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, Interior Ministry spokesman, said authorities are pursuing all wanted criminals involved in this case, and are calling on them once again to surrender.
Anyone with information about them should contact 990. Substantial information will be compensated as per previously announced rewards, he said.
The Kingdom has been targeted by terror strikes several times in the past.
On Jan. 7, two terrorists were killed after a shootout with security forces in a district north of the capital Riyadh.
Acting on a tip-off that the wanted terrorists were present at a villa in Al-Yasmeen district, security forces cordoned off the area and asked the extremists to surrender.
The militants, who were armed with Kalashnikov rifles, fired randomly at the police and tried to escape in a security patrol car. A police officer, coming from behind the patrol cars, shot them dead.
On July 4, 2016 a suicide bombing in Madinah resulted in the deaths of four security men.
On the same day, a suicide bomber carried out an attack near a US diplomatic building in Jeddah, which injured two security officers.


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