Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf killed in eastern Saudi Arabia

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Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf was killed in eastern Saudi Arabia. (AA screen grab)
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Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in the car with several items including military wear, weapons and face masks. (SPA)
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Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in the car with several items including military wear, weapons and face masks. (SPA)
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Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in a car with false numberplates. (SPA)
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Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in a car with false numberplates. (SPA)
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Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in the car with several items including military wear and face masks. (SPA)
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Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in the car with several items including military wear and face masks. (SPA)
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Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in the car with several items including military wear and face masks. (SPA)
Updated 17 January 2018
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Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf killed in eastern Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi security men shot dead a Saudi national accused of carrying out a number of terrorist crimes after he opened fire on them on Monday evening.

State security authorities were monitoring Abdullah bin Mirza Ali Al-Qalaf, according to an official source.

The official said Al-Qalaf was found near a farm between the towns of Awamiyah and Qudayh in a silver Hyundai Sonata car bearing a false license plate.

The operation occurred during security monitoring and surveillance of terrorist elements in the town of Awamiyah in Qatif province, the source said.

Al-Qalaf refused to comply when security personnel tried to arrest him and he opened fire. Security officials were required to deal with him accordingly to neutralize the situation, and Al-Qalaf was killed. No bystanders or security personnel were injured.

Saudi security found the following weapons in his car:

1. Kalashnikov submachine gun.
2. 9mm glock pistol caliber
3. 94 machine guns.
4. 14 pistol rounds.
5. Anti-flash gear.
6. Equipment holder.
7. Military suit.
8. Four face masks.

The head of the State Security has confirmed that they will continue to follow these criminal elements and will deter and prevent anyone who breaches security with such terrorist activities.


Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death ‘a good first step’

Updated 20 October 2018
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Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death ‘a good first step’

  • Trump said that Saudi Arabia has been a great ally
  • The president said he wanted to talk to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on what to do next

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona: US President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a US response.

The president spoke to the media at a defense roundtable in Arizona hours after Saudi Arabia claimed that Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor last seen on Oct. 2, was killed in a "fistfight" at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The kingdom also said that 18 suspects were in custody and that intelligence officials had been fired.

Asked by a reporter whether he thought Saudi Arabia's explanation for Khashoggi's death was credible, Trump said, "I do. I do." But he said before he decided what to do next, he wanted to talk to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

"Saudi Arabia has been a great ally, but what happened is unacceptable," Trump said. Regarding the Saudi arrests, he said, "It's a big first step. It's only a first step, but it's a big first step."