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Saudi Arabia says five militants slain in three-day battle belonged to al-Qaida

Five militants killed during a three-day battle with security forces this week have been identified as al-Qaida members on the country’s most-wanted list, the Saudi Interior Ministry said Thursday. Four policemen were also killed in the confrontation in the eastern Saudi city of Damman. The battle ended about midday Tuesday when special forces stormed the seaside villa the militants had taken over. “It became clear that five of the deviant group were killed and authorities proved through DNA testing that they were part of a group of wanted men previously announced,” said the statement, which was carried on the official Saudi Press Agency.Full Story

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