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Saudi Forces Nab Wanted Terrorist | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Riyadh- The Ministry of Interior has announced that security forces arrested in Madinah yesterday Mohammed Saeed Mohammed Alsiyam Alamri, a 25-year-old Saudi whose is number 10 on the list of 36 most-wanted issued on June 28, 2005. He was carrying a pipe bomb when he was apprehended along with two other militants.

Last month the Interior Ministry released a list of 36 wanted suspects, including Amri, and offered rewards of up to 7 million riyals ($1.87 million) to anyone who helps foil a planned attack or track down one of the men. A security source said Amri, who was seized after a group of Saudi citizens became suspicious and contacted authorities, was not believed to be one of the most dangerous militants.

Another man on the wanted list was killed in a fierce gun battle in Riyadh three weeks ago. Authorities say two others are in custody — one in Saudi Arabia and another in Yemen — while security sources say three or four may have been killed or captured in neighboring Iraq.

Militants have killed 91 foreign nationals and Saudi civilians in the last two years and caused more than 1 billion riyals ($270 million) of damage in a campaign of bombings, shootings and kidnappings.