Riyadh: Eight members of a terrorist cell were killed yesterday in a police raid in Saudi Arabia’s eastern Qatif region, state media reported.
The recently-formed cell was preparing to carry out terrorist activities against the security of the country, the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a state security spokesman.
He said the men were killed after they fired shots at security forces, who had surrounded a residential apartment in the Sanabis neighbourhood.
“They were called on to surrender, but they did not respond and opened fire at the security forces... which resulted in their killing,” said the spokesman. No civilians or security forces were injured in the operation, he added.