The Ministry of Interior has announced that early today security forces surrounded a farm located in Qasim Province, after receiving information that a number of wanted individuals were staying there. Women and children were evacuated, and the suspects were asked to surrender. They refused, and opened intense fire on the security forces, using hand grenades. This prompted the security forces to deal with them as the situation demanded. The result was the arrest of the four individuals who had given shelter to the suspects in their house on the farm. In the firefight, six of the suspects were killed and one injured; two of the security officers lost their lives and eight had minor injuries.