Saudi Arabian police killed a top spiritual leader of the Saudi wing of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network during a shootout in Riyadh on Wednesday, reports reuters.com.
They named the slain militant as Abdullah al-Roshood, on a list of 26 most wanted suspects, and said his death was a hefty blow to the ideological hierarchy of al Qaeda in the world's biggest oil exporter
According to itv.com, Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said a policeman was also killed in the gun battle, the first militant violence since Saudi forces killed al-Qaeda's leader in the kingdom 12 days ago.
The ministry officials told that, the shoot-out broke out after police spotted a group of militants leaving a house carrying weapons.
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