2003 News Story

Five terrorists killed in Makkah raid by security forces

The Ministry of Interior has reported that at 9:30 p.m. last night security forces raided an apartment building in the Khalidiya district of Makkah, identified as the residence of a group of individuals preparing to launch an imminent act of terror. During the raid, there was a heavy exchange of fire, and two of the security officers were killed: Captain Yassir bin Hasabullah Al-Mulad and a police officer, Fahd bin Abdullah Wazna. Five policemen and four civilians also sustained slight injuries.

Five of the terrorists were killed, but have not yet been identified. Five others were captured, two of them Chadian, one Egyptian, one Saudi, and the fifth of unknown nationality. In the apartment were found 72 home-made bombs of different sizes, a number of submachine guns, revolvers, live ammunition, cleavers, contact devices, chemical materials for making explosives, and masks.