Saudi forces arrest four suspected Islamists
Saudi security forces have captured four suspected Islamists, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Sunday, the latest detentions in a Saudi crackdown on Islamists in the oil-rich kingdom.
Brig. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said all four men were arrested before dawn Saturday. Two of them were detained in Temair, a village about 85 miles northwest of Riyadh, he said.
"The men did not resist arrest," al-Turki said of those two, adding they were arrested at different locations in the village.
Al-Turki refused to identify the men. However, local newspapers gave their names as Mohammed al-Abdullah and Rayess al-Rayess.
Al-Turki said the two other men were arrested in the Khaleej neighborhood of Riyadh.
Those two men opened fire at security officers, he said, and one of the officers returned fire, slightly wounding one of the suspects. (Albawaba.com)
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