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Saudi police capture man wanted for bombing, assassination

(Associated Press) - May 1, 2016 - 4:26pm

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a number of terrorist acts, including a suicide bombing that targeted a mosque inside a special forces compound, killing 15 people last year.

Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said in a statement yesterday that Oqab al-Otaibi was captured after a manhunt that lasted more than 24 hours in the southwestern town of Bisha.

Police say two other militants were killed in a shootout in Bisha on Friday. They say the two militants had set off a car bomb while fleeing from police.

The three were wanted in connection with the assassination of Col. Kitab al-Otaibi, who headed intelligence in a small town in the central Riyadh province.

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