Three drug smugglers killed in Saudi shootout


RIYADH — Three drug smugglers were killed in a shoot out with Saudi police in a southern region of Saudi Arabia bordering Yemen. Al-Ikhbariya television said shooting started on Wednesday after police surrounded a house in the Asir region where suspected smugglers were hiding. One policeman was wounded.

Police confiscated 71 kg (156 lb) of hashish which remained after the smugglers set fire to a narcotics stash, the channel said.