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Suspects killed near Mecca linked to Al-Khobar attacks: ministry

Saudi police killed two terror suspects in a gunbattle in mountains near Mecca, the interior ministry said, linking the pair to the weekend carnage in Al-Khobar. “In the hunt for the assailants (behind) the criminal Al-Khobar incident, (security forces) Tuesday spotted important elements linked to this incident, one of whom was disguised as a woman,” a ministry spokesman said, quoted by the official SPA news agency. Security forces cornered the two on Tuesday at around 6:30 pm (1530 GMT) in an isolated zone of Al-Hada region, on the Taif-Mecca road, in the west of the country, he added. The spokesman said the suspects opened fire on security forces before abandoning their car for “a mountainous region with the hope of escaping”. Full Story

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