RIYADH, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Saudi police killed a Saudi fugitive wanted in a number of security cases when he resisted his arrest, Saudi Interior Minister tweeted on Friday.
The deceased Mustafa Ali Abdullah Al Madad was wanted for a number of terrorist cases against citizens, police personnel and public property, mainly in Qatif region in the Eastern province.
He was accused of armed robbery against two bank employees assigned to transfer money to the bank, assassination attempt of a mayor in the province, the killing of two policemen, abduction of a judge who is still missing and arson attack of a bank that occurred last week.
The ministry highlighted that one of the police forces sustained gunshot wound and was admitted to hospital. It described his injury as minor.
The ministry called upon the public to report fugitives involved in the ongoing Qatif violence or face legal action for hiding information and sheltering them.
Qatif and some nearby areas that are populated with minority Shiite community face arson, vandalism, rioting and attacks against police by violent youth who demand more rights in the Sunni conservative country.