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Insurgency in Saudi Arabia
- 12 May
35 killed and over 200 wounded during a suicide attack on the Vinnell Compound in Riyadh. National Guard collusion is suspected.
- 31 May
2 Policemen and a terrorist are killed (Details?)
- 14 June
2 policemen and 5 terrorists are killed in Mecca.
- 28 July
3 unnamed terrorists killed on a farm outside of Qasim .
- 23 September
3 terrorists and a policeman are killed in a gunfight at a Riyadh hospital.
- 20 October
Police raid hideout in Riyadh and capture a large supply of weapons.
- 3 November
Police surround terrorist hideout in Riyadh and kill two.
- 6 November
2 terrorists (names?) surrounded by the police in Riyadh blow themselves up.
- 8 November
Suicide bomber kills 17 (names?) in an attack on a compound in Riyadh.
- 8 December
Unnamed terrorist is killed at a Riyadh gas station.
- 19 January
Shootout in Al-Nassim
- 29 January
One terrorist captured (name?) five policemen killed (names?) is a Riyadh shootout in the Al-Nassim district.
- 15 March
A Yemeni terrorist leader (Name?) is killed in Saudi Arabia.
- 5 April
An unnamed terrorist is reported killed in a car chase in Riyadh.
- 12 April
A policeman and one terrorist are killed in a shootout in Riyadh. Rakan ibn Moshen Al-Seikhan and Nasser ibn Rashid Al-Rashid are wounded and escape. Both are reported dead on 4 July.
- 13 April
4 policemen are killed in two attacks by terrorists. Several car bombs are found and defused.
- 21 April
Suicide bomber kills five. (Where? Details?)
- 22 April
3 unnamed terrorists are killed by police in Jeddah in an incident in the Al-Fayha district.
- 1 May
Seven expatriates are killed in a rampage in Yambu by three brothers. All the attackers, dressed in military uniforms, are killed.
- 22 May
German Chef Hermann Bengler is shot and killed at a Jarir Bookstore in Riyadh.
- 29 May
22 killed during an attack on the Oasis Compound in Al-Khobar. After a siege the gunmen escape. Among the dead are a number of Indian nationals and an Egptian boy who burned to death when gunfire ignited the fuel tank in a vehicle he was riding in.
- 6 June
Simon Cumbers (UK, BBC) is killed and the reporter Frank Gardner (BBC) very severely wounded by gunshots to his head in Riyadh.
- 8 June
Robert Jacobs (US, Vinnell) is killed at his villa in Riyadh.
- 13 June
American expatriate Kenneth Scroggs is killed and American Paul Johnson is kidnapped at a fake police checkpoint n Riyadh. A car bomb is reported to have been discovered.
- 18 June
American Paul Johnson (Lockheed) is beheaded in Riyadh his body is not found. A few hours later security services kill five terrorists (Abdul Aziz Al-Muqrin , Turki Al-Muteri , Ibahim Al-Durayhim and two others). A dozen are reported captured.
- 23 June
Saudi government offers a thirty-day limited amnesty to terrorists.
- 1 July
Abdullah ibn Ahmed Al-Rashoud is killed in shootout east of the capital. Bandar Al-Dakheel escapes. Two policemen (Bandar Al-Qahtani and Humoud Abdullah Al-Harbi) are killed.
- 4 July
The bodies of Moshen Al-Seikhan and Nasser ibn Rashid Al-Rashid are discovered. One had had his leg crudely amputated. Both seem to have been wounded in fights with the security services and died later.
- 13 July
Khaled al-Harbi, who is listed on the government's most-wanted list, surrenders in Iran, is flown to Saudi.
- 20 July
Shootout in Riyadh. Eisa ibn Saad Al-Awshan (number 13 on the list of the 26 most-wanted terrorists) is killed Saleh Al-Oufi (#4), the head of Al Qaeda in the Kingdom escapes from the raid on the compound here he had been living with his extended family.
- 23 July
Amnesty offer expires. Six wanted people had turned themselves in.
- 4 August
Tony Christopher, an expatriate, is shot and killed at his desk in Riyadh.
- 5 August
Faris Ahmed Jamaan Al-Zahrani (#11 on the government's list of most-wanted) is captured in Abha without a fight.
- 30 August
An unnamed US Government employee is shot at while leaving a bank in Jeddah. No injuries.
- 11 September
Two small bombs go off in Jeddah near the Saudi British and Saudi American Banks. Nobody is injured.
- 16 September
- 4 November
Unnamed ‘deviant’ is arrested in a shoot-out at an internet café in Buraidah, Qasim region, two policemen are injured.
- 9 November
Shootout in Jeddah. On Al-Amal Al-Saleh Street, police capture four unnamed militants and siezs eight AKs and hundreds of locally-made bombs. No deaths are reported.
- 10 November
Government announces the interception of 44,000 rounds of ammunition being smuggled in from Yeman . One Saudi waiting for the shipment is arrested.
- 13 November
Five unnamed terrorists arrested in Riyadh and Zulfi. A number of machine guns and other weapons are captured. Nobody is hurt in the gunfight.
- 17 November
A policeman (Private Fahd Al-Olayan) is killed and eight are injured in a shootout in Unayzah, Qassim. Five persons of interest are detained computers pipe bombs and SR38,000 are seized.
- 6 December 2004
Six killed as terrorists attack the US Consulate in Jeddah. No Americans are killed.
- 16 December 2004
A call for Kingdom-wide demonstrations by a London-based group seems to have failed.
- 29 December, 2004
Two remote-controlled car bombs explode in Riyadh. One outside the Interior Ministry Complex, the other near the Special Forces training center. Nobody is killed. In a resulting gun battle, seven suspected terrorists are killed. Two (Sultan Al-Otabi and Faisal Al-Dakheel) were on the Kingdom’s list of 26 Most Wanted.
- 13 March 2005
Saudi security forces in Jeddah conduct an early-morning raid that kills one (Saed al-Youbi) labeled as a terrorist. One civilian was also killed; five policemen were wounded. Three other suspects were arrested. One was thought to be Ibrahim al-Youbi.
- 4/5 April 2005
Saudi security forces launch a major raid against a three-house compound in the town of Al-Rass , 320 kilometers south of the capital. Fourteen terrorists, including Saleh Al-Aufi , reportedly the Al-Qaeda leader for Saudi Arabia were killed along with Talib Saud Al-Talib , also on the list of the 26 most-wanted persons. The gunfight lasted for most of two days and included the use of rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns and other heavy weapons. Students at a nearby girl’s school were in danger from the fire and were evacuated by police who broke down the rear wall to their building.
- 7 April 2005
Using information from the previous raid, security services killed Abdul Rahman Al-Yaziji , number four on the most-wanted list in a firefight in the Southern Industrial District of Riyadh. The newspapers report that only three men on the list of the 26 most-wanted are still at liberty. They are Saleh Al-Aufi , Talib Al-Talib and Abdullah Al-Rashoud .
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