Saudi Arabia on Tuesday (January 7th) arrested a man who allegedly shot at security officers in Qatif, state television said, amid heightened regional tensions following an Iranian general's killing.
The kingdom's Eastern Province -- which includes Qatif –- has long seen security campaigns against terror elements active in the area.
State-run Al-Ekhbariya television identified the arrested man, Hussein al-Ammar, as the "most dangerous wanted terrorist" in the region.
He is accused of targeting security forces and robbery, it added.
Security forces arrested him following a shootout after they had surrounded his hideout in the al-Bukhari neighbourhood, Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported.
Reports said he was accompanied by a number of people during the raid. One was critically injured during the operation.
A local resident in Qatif reported "heavy gunfire" during a security operation to arrest Ammar.
The arrest comes amid soaring regional tensions after last week's killing in Baghdad of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike.
American officials say the kingdom faces a "heightened risk" of reprisal attacks after Iran vowed to take revenge over the killing.