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S. Arabia Beefs up Security

Saudi Arabia stepped-up security measures Monday following a deadly battle with two fugitive terror suspects who killed two security men, and the bust of a terror cell in the Holy City of Medina. Roadblocks and checkpoints manned by Saudi police and the national guard, which all but disappeared from Riyadh’s streets over recent days, reappeared in even larger numbers on Sunday night and Monday, eyewitnesses said. Security men armed with automatic rifles carefully checked motorists in the capital and other main cities at randomly erected roadblocks. Security has also been beefed up at the capital’s Diplomatic Quarter, which houses all foreign embassies and missions, and around main commercial centres and residential compounds used by foreigners. Two Saudi security men and a terror suspect wanted by authorities were killed on Saturday night in a shoot-out in the northern province of Hail, according to the interior ministry. Another gunman was arrested and at least two more security men were injured in the clash, the ministry added. Full Story

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