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'Al-Qaeda' gunmen kill two Saudi border soldiers: Ministry

Published on Nov 5, 2012 8:10 PM

RIYADH (AFP) - Suspected Al-Qaeda militants shot dead two Saudi soldiers in a clash on Monday as they attempted to infiltrate the kingdom's borders into neighbouring Yemen, the interior ministry said.

Ten Saudi militants who were recently released from prison, in addition to a Yemeni, were all arrested after they ambushed a border guard patrol and killed two soldiers, the ministry said.

"Security forces were able to pursue those assailants as they attempted to cross the Saudi border into Yemeni territory," the ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency, adding that four gunmen were wounded in a firefight.

The ministry said the gunmen ambushed the patrol at dawn in the Sharura zone in the south-western district of Najran.

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