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Saudi fugitive killed in security operation

Saudi national was wanted for his alleged role in an April attack that left four policemen dead

Saudi fugitive killed in security operation

A Saudi national wanted for his alleged role in an April attack that left four policemen dead has been killed in a security operation, the Saudi interior ministry said Monday.

Khaled al-Shehri had refused to surrender to security forces who had raided his family home on Saturday in the southern province of Asir, state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted a ministry official as saying.

He threatened the police with a knife and was shot dead, the ministry source added.

Four Saudi policemen were killed and four others wounded on April 20 in an attack targeting a checkpoint in Asir province.

The kingdom has seen numerous attacks in recent years by jihadists, including Al-Qaeda and Islamic State group, against security forces.

It has also seen clashes between Shiite militants and security forces in the eastern provinces.