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8 'terrorists' killed in Saudi operation

IANS  |  Riyadh 

Eight members of a "terrorist" cell have been killed in a security operation in Saudi Arabia's region, the reported.

The newly-formed terrorist cell had plans to carry out terrorist operations targeting vital installations and security sites, according to a statement by a of the Presidency of State Security.

The reported that the security agencies busted the terrorist cell at an apartment in Sanabis neighbourhood of Tarout town in on Saturday.

In a pre-emptive security operation, the forces cordoned off the area and ordered the terror suspects to surrender.

Ignoring the warning, the men started firing at the security forces. In the exchange of fire, all the eight members of the cell were killed, the report said.

No civilians or security forces were injured in the operation.



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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 13:26 IST