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Saudis Clash With Militants In Riyadh, Medina


18 August 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Saudi security forces clashed today with suspected militants in the capital Riyadh and the holy city of Medina.

In Riyadh, at least two suspected militants were reported killed and one arrested as he tried to flee after a gunfight with security forces. Al-Arabiya television had earlier reported four militants were killed.

Several people were reported detained in Medina. It was not clear whether there any casualties in this clash.

Numerous clashes between security forces and terrorist suspects have taken place since al-Qaeda linked militants launched attacks against foreigners and Saudi security forced in May 2003.

(compiled from agency reports)
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