JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Monday 17 September 2012
Last Update 17 September 2012 3:26 am
Saudi Arabia announced yesterday that it has arrested three men including a wanted man in connection with Qatif riots. An Interior Ministry spokesman identified the wanted man as Hussein Muhammad Ali Al-Muslim.
The spokesman said Al-Muslim was wanted for opening fire on a police patrol that resulted in the death of Pvt. Hussein Bawah Ali Zabani and injuries to Pvt. Saad Muteb Al-Shammari. Security officers arrested the man after raiding his residence.
“Police also arrested Hassan Abdul Aziz Al-Darwish and Hassan Ali Al-Mubairek,” the spokesman said, adding that nobody was injured in the operation.
Earlier this month, police detained Hussein Hassan Al-Rabeeah, who was on a list of 23 men wanted in connection with Qatif riots and attacks on police.
The Interior Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, said investigations into recent shootings and armed robberies in Qatif had also pointed toward Al-Rabeeah's involvement.
He said Al-Rabeea had been caught in the Qatif village of Awamiya in possession of a large quantity of drugs, and that he had been wounded in his feet during a gunfight in which a security man was also injured.
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