Saudi Arabia: Al-Qaeda attack

Issue 974 - 18 Jul 2014 | 1 minute read

Six Saudi members of Al-Qaeda launched an attack in the southern province of Najran on 4 July, and at least ten people – including five of the attackers – were killed in subsequent fighting. Accounts of the incident vary, but according to the Saudi interior ministry, the assailants attacked a security patrol at the Wadiah border post with Yemen, killing its commander. They then stole a car and drove north towards Sharurah, where they were confronted by security forces who killed three of them and captured a fourth.

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