INTERNATIONAL

Al-Qaeda leader killed

RIYADH: Al-Qaeda's leader in Saudi Arabia was on Thursday killed during clashes with police in the western city of Medina, the Interior Ministry said. Saleh Mohammed al-Aoofi was among six Al-Qaeda militants reported killed during police raids on numerous locations in the holy city of Medina and Riyadh, security officials told The Associated Press. Al-Aoofi was considered to be the top leader of Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden's militant network in this conservative Gulf country, which has been rocked by multiple terror attacks since 2003. He was among two members of a list of 26 most-wanted militants that was issued in December 2003. — AP