Saudi security forces foil a militant operation targeting a police station in the Kingdom

Published May 8th, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
Saudi forces foil 'terror' plot. (AFP/File)
Saudi forces foil 'terror' plot. (AFP/File)
A security spokesperson under the name of the Saudi Interior Ministry announced Sunday the foiling of a militant operation on a police station in the province of Al-Ta’if, which lead to the killing of one member of the security forces there by gunshot.
Official Saudi source “WAS” announced via the security spokesperson that an extremist operation was foiled against the police station in Haddad Bani Malik in the province of Al-Ta’if, where the security officers on duty spotted two inviduals trying to infiltrate the locations of the police vehicles at the station. This took place after 1AM Saturday. When the two individuals trying to infiltrate the station were detected this prompted the firing of machine gun rounds, and then an exchange of fire.
According to what was announced, the individuals were pursued after their escape, however an escape car was waiting for them.
The two suspects fled to one of the residential mountainous areas in the villages of Thaqif, where they were surrounded, and the police enlisted the help of the local population to search for them. 
The search yielded a suicide vest and nine explosive devices. They were seized by experts, yet the search for the fugitives continues.

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