Saudi Arabia: At least five suspected al Qaeda members killed in clash
Saudi security forces early Monday killed at least five suspected al Qaeda members believed to be connected in a foiled attack on the world's biggest oil processing complex in Saudi Arabia, a news report said.
The Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television quoted Saudi security sources as saying the forces clashed with the gunmen for about two hours in a suburb of Riyadh, killing five people suspected of being part of the cell that attacked the Abqaiq complex.
On Sunday, an official source at the Saudi Ministry of Interior identified the two perpetrators of Friday's bombing attack on Abqaiq industrial factories as Mohammed bin Salih bin Mohammed Al-Ghaith and Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al-Tuwaijri.
According to SPA, they both belonged to the "deviating group" and were wanted by security authorities and on a list of the wanted previously announced. The deaths of the two meant that only four remain at large of the list of 15.
The source pointed out that after examining DNA of parts of their bodies, the authorities identified the perpetrators, each one in a car.
The attack was carried out by two Pickups painted in white and each one was equipped with more than one ton of Nitrate Ammonal along with highly explosive materials including RDX, PITN and Nitro Glycerin, the source stated after examining the results of inspection and primary technical reports.