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Two militants blow themselves up in southern Saudi Arabia

Published on Jul 5, 2014 4:32 PM

DUBAI (REUTERS) - Two suspected Al-Qaeda militants blew themselves up early on Saturday after being surrounded inside a government building in southern Saudi Arabia, following an attack on a border post with Yemen.

Saudi-owned al-Arabia television quoted unnamed sources as saying the militants blew themselves up in the Sharurah area near the Wadia border post with Yemen.

The militants had put up "stiff resistance" to security forces surrounding them, firing automatic weapons and hurling grenades at security forces. There were no reports of casualties among Saudi security forces.

Saudi security forces had been searching buildings for militants who had fled after the attack, in which six people, including one suicide bomber and two security personnel, were killed.

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