Runaway terrorist shot dead in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, July 5 (IANS) A terrorist, who escaped a raid at a house in Saudi Arabia’s Taif city, was killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said here on Sunday.

Yousef Abdullatif Shabab Al-Ghamdi was killed in a hideout on Saturday after he exchanged gunfire with security forces, refusing to surrender, Arab News cited the ministry as saying in a statement.

Al-Ghamdi on Friday escaped the raid at a house in Taif city in Mecca province, during which three of his colleagues were captured, police said.

Security forces seized flags of Islamic State, gun silencers and computers from the house.

Saudi Arabia stepped up operations against terrorists after a series of attacks against security forces by IS terrorists and two blasts that targeted Shia mosques in the country’s eastern region in May.


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