Saudi says wanted militant killed in exchange of fire

Reuters News
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Posted: Jul 04, 2015 9:09 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said on Saturday that a wanted militant, a supporter of Islamic State, was killed in an exchange of fire when he refused to surrender to police.

The militant, Youssef al-Ghamdi, was surrounded by police in his home in Taif and an exchange of fire took place when he refused to give himself up, the ministry's official Twitter account said.

(Reporting By Omar Fahmy; Writing By Maha El Dahan; Editing by Catherine Evans)