2006 News Story

Six Al-Qaeda militants killed in early-morning raid in Riyadh

Saudi security forces killed six Al-Qaeda militants and arrested one militant in a raid in Riyadh today, the Ministry of Interior confirmed. One security member was killed and others injured in the operation.

The Ministry said that security forces tracked seven Al Qaeda militants to a house in the Al-Nakheel neighborhood that was “used as a den of crime.” The militants fired on the security forces, who were able to quickly control the situation.

More details will be issued later, the Ministry said.