Islamic State suspect, Saudi soldier killed in shoot-out in desert north

One Saudi soldier and one suspected Islamic State militant were killed in a gun battle in northern Saudi Arabia between security forces and two brothers wanted in connection with several attacks last week, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. Islamic State has called on supporters to carry out attacks in Saudi Arabia and a string of deadly attacks by its followers has fuelled concerns about a growing threat of militancy in the world’s top oil exporter.



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