Saudi security forces say they have killed a militant suspect who evaded capture on Tuesday after shooting incidents in which five policemen died.
Saudi security forces have been fighting home-grown militants
Another militant who was captured at the time has also died of his wounds, the authorities say.
The two have been identified as numbers four and seven on a list of Saudi Arabia's most wanted militant suspects.
The violence took place in Qassim province in the kingdom's conservative heartland north of the capital Riyadh.
Abdul Rahman al-Mutib, the fugitive who was number four on the most wanted list, was killed a day after escaping a clash with police near Buraida, the province's capital, in which two officers died.
He had reportedly been in a car with Muhammad Abdul Rahman al-Suwailmi, number seven on the list.
Mutib evaded capture by hijacking another car. Suwailmi was mortally wounded when he attacked and killed another three policemen at a roadblock at al-Midhnab.
An interior ministry source said he was "considered as one of the terrorist leaders".
He died of his wounds in custody earlier on Wednesday.
Since May 2003, militants - many loyal to Saudi-born dissident Osama Bin Laden - have frequently targeted Westerners in suicide bombings and kidnappings.
The struggle to contain the violence is one of the most pressing challenges facing the oil-rich kingdom's monarch, King Abdullah, who took the throne after the death of his brother Fahd in 2005.