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Al Qaida operative killed


SAUDI ARABIA (WKOW) -- Another al-Qaida operative has been killed in Saudi Arabia. The man was killed in a shootout with Saudi police last week.

The Saudi Ministry of Interior said Friday police shot dead a man at a checkpoint south of Riyadh after he opened fire on them.

Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said Monday that police are now sure the dead man is Mohammed Issam Tahir al-Baghdadi, an al-Qaida operative wanted for terrorist activities.

Al-Baghdadi had earlier entered Saudi Arabia from neighboring Yemen. The ministry said that al-Baghdadi was disguised as woman when he was stopped at the checkpoint.

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