RIYADH: Saudi Arabia says eight suspected Al-Qaeda members wanted by security authorities have turned themselves in and are being investigated.
Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said in a statement Sunday that one of the suspects was among the kingdom's 85 most-wanted fugitives.
He did not say when the eight turned themselves in but said they have been reunited with their families.
Al-Turki said the suspects' return to Saudi Arabia was arranged with authorities in the countries they had fled to, and that Interpol had been informed.
Many Al-Qaeda militants fled to neighboring Yemen after a crackdown in the kingdom, then carried out cross-border attacks from a new base there to threaten the monarchy that rules Osama bin Laden's homeland.