2003 News Story

Interior Ministry names one of terrorists slain in Jizan

In a follow up statement on today's incident in Jizan, the Ministry of Interior has announced that one of the three terrorist suspects killed in the shootout was Sultan Gubran Sultan Algahtany, who was on the wanted list of 19 that was published on May 6. The other two slain have not yet been identified. The incident took place at a three-story apartment building in the residential complex of the King Fahd Hospital in Jizan, where some 3,000 employees, including doctors and nurses, live with their families. Security forces were able to control the situation without any harm coming to these residents, in spite of the fact that the five suspects opened intensive fire from the apartment in which they were hiding. In the exchange of fire one security officer, Sergeant Hussein Mifrej Hanthool, was killed. Four others were slightly injured.