The security spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Interior Major General Mansour Al-Turki said that security forces have seized Iranian currency, weapons and live ammunition during raids and search operations in Al-Qudaih, Al-Qatif yesterday. Major General Al-Turki added in a statement to “Asharq Al-Awsat” that security forces also seized military equipment and forged documents in a raid. He added that wireless communication equipment was also seized.
On Wednesday, the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced the “martyrdom” of two security personnel: Sergeant Jabir Al-Miqadi and Lance Corporal Ashirari who were fired on by unknown sources in an agricultural area near the city Saihat in eastern Saudi Arabia.
Prince Fahd bin Badr bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Jouf region led prayers for the deceased Lance Corporal Ashirari who was killed in service in the Asharqiyya province, in the Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques located in the Al-Qurayyat province, northern Saudi Arabia.
Operations targeting security forces continued in the Saudi Al-Qatif governorate recently when an unknown group targeted a traffic patrol in the Al-Khuwaylidiyyah neighbourhood around ten days ago which resulted in an assistant head patrol and two passersby of Indian nationality being injured, and the damage of a citizen’s car.
The Saudi Ministry of Interior announced a list of 23 wanted persons in January 2012 against the backdrop of terrorist attacks and criminal acts that the village of Al-Awamiyah in the Al-Qatif governorate witnessed. 17 people on this list have been found whilst security forces are still looking for the remaining 7.