Saudi special forces - file photo. Image: Reuters
2 killed as Saudi forces try to arrest wanted man
Riyadh, September 27, 2012
Two men were shot dead and two others wounded on Wednesday when Saudi security forces stormed a house to arrest a wanted man in Awamiya village in the troubled Qatif area.
The authorities were trying to arrest one of 23 men the government said were wanted for stirring unrest in Qatif.
"He and his companions opened fire on the security forces and, in dealing with the situation as it required, it resulted in the death of the wanted man ... and one of his companions, and the wounding of two others and the arrest of a third," Saudi Press Agency reported late on Wednesday, citing the government security spokesman.
The wanted man was identified as Khaled Abdulkarim Hassan al-Labad.
"The security forces will not hesitate to pursue wanted people and troublemakers on the ground and to arrest them," the spokesman said. - Reuters