2004 News Story

Interior Ministry denies media reports of clashes with gunmen
Urges media to be more cautious in their reporting

A Ministry of Interior spokesman has categorically denied media reports of an exchange of fire Saturday near a residential complex in Riyadh and the arrest of four persons wanted by the security authorities.  “The report is absolutely incorrect,” the spokesman said, adding that one of the guards at the residential complex opened fired at what he perceived to be a suspicious development.  A closer inspection of the area turned out nothing suspicious. The Interior Ministry spokesman urged the media to be more cautious in their reporting.