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 today 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 neighbouring 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.