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3 die in shootout at checkpoint

October 14, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A shootout between Saudi security forces and Al Qaeda militants at a checkpoint in the south of the country killed two militants and a soldier.

Security forces at the checkpoint stopped a car carrying three men, two of whom were disguised as women, officials said. When a female inspector approached to check the identities of those dressed as women, the three opened fire.

Two of the militants were wearing explosives vests and had hidden hand grenades in their clothes.

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