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(CNN) -- A high-ranking member of al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia was killed Sunday in a clash between several suspected militants and security forces in the capital of Riyadh, a senior interior ministry official confirmed to CNN.

The official identified the man as Younis Mohammad Ibrahim al-Hayyari, a Moroccan, who was wanted for "terrorist acts in the kingdom," according to the latest list of 36 suspected militants that was issued Tuesday.

According to the television network Al Arabiya, three other suspects were with al-Hayyari. Two of them were injured in the incident and one surrendered, Al Arabiya reported.

The network said Saudi police were moving in on the suspects based on citizens' tips when the suspected militants threw homemade explosives at them.

Saudi police fired back.

The 36 men on the new most-wanted list "are believed to be part of the last group sharing the same ideology and linked to the terrorist acts in the kingdom," interior ministry spokesman Gen. Mansour Turki Turki said Tuesday.

The new list does not contain the names of the three men still at large from an original list of 26 issued in late 2003. Saudi Arabia says it has captured or killed 23 men on that list.

Last week, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, issued a statement saying one of those three, Abdullah al-Rashoud, had been killed in Iraq, but Turki said Saudi Arabia had no proof of that.

The ministry offered bounties ranging from $267,000 up to $1.87 million for anyone who helps capture a militant or foil an attack.

CNN.com Arabic editor Caroline Faraj contributed to this report.

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