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3 al Qaeda members surrender

world Updated: May 11, 2011 19:37 IST
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Saudi Arabia says three al Qaeda members have returned from abroad and turned themselves in.

Interior ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki says the three are not on the nation's most wanted list. In a statement Wednesday, he did not identify them, say from where they returned or when. Some al Qaeda members have fled from Saudi Arabia to Yemen.

Al-Turki said the three contacted the security authorities from abroad and expressed their wish to come home. The three have been reunited with their families, he said, and the government is considering their cases.

Officials say four other al Qaeda operatives surrendered to Saudi security after their leader, Osama bin Laden, was killed in a US raid on May 2 in Pakistan.