Indian killed by stray bullets during arrest raid in Saudi

Indian killed by stray bullets during arrest raid in Saudi

An Indian national in Saudi Arabia has been killed by stray bullets during a security operation targeting a wanted Bahraini terrorist in the eastern province of the Kingdom, Indian officials said today.

Mohammad Owais, from Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh, was killed and three others injured when stray bullets entered the room they were staying during the exchange of firing between security forces and a terror suspect, an Indian embassy official told PTI, citing local sources.

The police had gone to arrest terror suspect Ali Mohamoud Ali Abdullah, a Bahraini national who was involved in a number of terrorist acts, after he was spotted at a farm in Al-Awamiyyah town yesterday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The terrorist fired at security authorities when they attempted to catch him and in the ensuing shootout he was killed. A machine gun and revolver was seized from him, it said, quoting an Interior Ministry spokesman. Saudi authorities, however, have not verified the killing of the Indian national.

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