2005 News Story

Death toll of militants in Ar-Rass gunfight rises to fourteen

The Interior Ministry has reported that in the ongoing gunfight in the town of Ar-Rass in Qasim Province that began early Sunday morning, there have now been a total of fourteen suspects killed. Five of the militants under siege have been wounded and arrested, and one has surrendered. In addition to the earlier minor casualties, there have been fourteen security officers injured, but only two hospitalized with serious wounds. There have been no fatalities among the security forces. More details will be issued in due course.