Security Spokesman on Terrorist Attack against Border Guard Patrol in Northern Region

Monday 1436/3/14 - 2015/01/05
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Riyadh, Rabi'I 14, 1436, Jan 5, 2015, SPA -- Further to what has been released today about an incident where terrorists open fire against a border guard patrol at Northern Border Region, the Security Spokesman at the Ministry of Interior has stated that "At 4:30 a.m. today, four terrorists were spotted trying to infiltrate the Saudi border through Suef post bordering Iraq. When the patrol intercepted their way, the terrorists opened fire and the patrol responded accordingly. As a result, one of the terrorists was killed while another terrorist detonated an explosive belt he was wearing when the patrol tried to convince him to surrender himself. The patrol traced the two other individuals who attempted to escape. The security men surrounded the two individuals at Arar Valley. The patrol called on them to surrender, but one of them blow himself up while the other was killed by security men. After combing the site, the patrol seized weapons - automatic gun, pistol, hand grenades and explosive belts - in addition to banknotes."
"As a result of the fire exchange and the explosive belt detonation, Brigadier General Awdah Mouawad Al-Balawi, Corporal Tariq Mohammed Halawi and Private Yahya Ahmed Najmi were killed; and Colonel Salem Taasan Al-Anzi and Private Yahya Ahmed Muqari were injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment. Their health condition is stable," the Security Spokesman said.
18:03 LOCAL TIME 15:03 GMT