JEDDAH: Two Saudi security personnel were shot dead on Tuesday morning after they came under heavy gunfire from an unknown source while returning from their workplace in Ras Tanura province.
The suspected terrorists fled the scene and security agencies are still continuing investigation into the case and searching for the perpetrators of the crime.
Media spokesman of the Eastern Region Police, Col. Ziad Al-Raqiti, said: “After midnight on Tuesday, while two security men of the Facilities Security Forces were patrolling King Saud Street in Al-Dabab neighborhood in the city of Dammam, they were exposed to heavy gunfire from an unknown source resulting in their deaths.”
Al-Raqiti added that the specialized security authorities started the criminal investigation of this crime in order to determine the motives behind the attack and those involved in it.
Separately, the Interior Ministry announced it received one suspect on the list of 85 most wanted suspected terrorists, declared on Feb. 2, 2009, when he voluntarily turned himself in.
Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said: “In the framework of security efforts to follow up on wanted suspected terrorists outside the Kingdom and urging them to return home and surrender to security authorities, suspect Osama Ali Abdullah Damjan contacted the security authorities in the Kingdom and expressed his desire to surrender to security authorities.”
His surrender was arranged and coordinated and he arrived in the Kingdom on Oct. 4. Damjan was medically examined upon arrival and was allowed to meet with his family.
Al-Turki said he would be treated in accordance with the rules in force in the Kingdom.
He also renewed the call for each wanted suspect to come back to their senses and stop drifting behind those who seek to use them as tools to achieve the goals of the enemies of religion and the homeland.
The Interior Ministry has announced that the list of 85 most wanted suspected terrorists on terrorism charges has shrunk to 65 after Turki Zayed Asiri was killed in November 2014. The number now is 64 after Damjan turned himself in.