The Saudi Presidency of State Security announced on Tuesday that wanted fugitive Abdullah Mirza al-Qallaf was killed in a security operation in al-Qatif.
A source from the agency said that Qallaf, who was wanted on several terrorist crimes, was under surveillance by security forces.
He was spotted near a farm between the towns of al-Awamiya and al-Qadih where he was driving a vehicle without proper license plates.
He refused to comply with the security forces’ order to stop and soon opened fire at them.
A shootout ensued to neutralize the suspect and he was killed, said the source.
No members of the security forces or pedestrians were wounded in the incident.
A number of weapons were seized in Qallaf’s vehicle, including a Kalashnikov rifle, 9 mm Glock pistol, military equipment and several rounds of ammunition.