Saudi security kills two gunmen in clashes in Riyadh
Saudi Arabia, Politics, 7/21/2004
A Saudi security source announced that the Saudi security forces killed on Tuesday evening during clashes in King Fahd quarter to the North of Riyadh two gunmen and injured other three who were detained. Three security men were injured.
Security men at the site of the incident said that al-Ofi, wanted man number 5, might be one of the two killed men. But this was not officially confirmed.
The Saudi news agency quoted the security source as saying that the security forces suspected one of the positions used by the gunmen inside one very populated area in Riyadh, noting that the security forces were surprised by the intensive fire coming from various types of weapons including bombs and RPG shelling while investigating the position.
Worthy mentioning that al-Ofi was appointed in June a fourth leader for al-Qaida organization in the Arab Peninsula, two days after the killing of his predecessor Abdul Aziz al-Mugarrin.
These confrontations are considered the recent in the series of attacks carried out by gunmen at different sites from Saudi Arabia and resulted in killing 90 persons this year including Saudi civilians, security men and foreign residents. The country also witnessed several suicide attacks blamed to be carried out by al-Qaida organization.
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