2003 News Story

Terrorist suspects commit suicide when cornered in Makkah

The Ministry of Interior has issued a statement confirming that in the Al-Shara'ei district of the city of Makkah today, two terrorist suspects, realizing they were surrounded by security forces, used home-made bombs to blow themselves up. Their suicide followed a firefight during which they refused to surrender when requested by the security officers. Found at the scene were weapons, bombs, and ammunition. The statement reiterated that anyone who threatens the security and safety of the country, citizens and expatriates, can expect punishment.