Saudisecurity forces shot and killed two fugitive wanted terrorists onWednesday during a raid on their hideout in the eastern city of Dammam.
The shootout took place as police prepared to storm a house in theupmarket residential neighborhood of Al-Anoud, where the two men had beenhiding.
Sources in the security services said the terrorists had begunshooting, and were killed when security forces returned fire.
Earlier,security forces had cordoned off the area to protect local residents, and hadcalled on the two men to surrender.
Afterwards,security and criminal investigation agencies began investigations at the sceneof the shootout. The Saudi Presidency of State Security said that it wouldissue a statement with a full account of the incident "after gathering allnecessary data."