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Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], Oct 20 (ANI): Saudi Arabia's Attorney General has confirmed that preliminary investigations indicate that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after a brawl within the premises.

The Saudi prosecutor further said that investigations continue with 18 Saudi nationals who have been detained in connection with the incident, according to Al Arabiya.

The statement also said that al-Qahtani, the royal court advisor and Ahmed Asiri, the deputy intelligence chief have been fired.

Furthermore, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has ordered the restructuring of the general intelligence agency through the constitution of a ministerial committee which is headed by the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who wrote for The Washington Post, disappeared on October 2 after cameras captured him walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Several high-profile meetings have been held regarding the scribe's disappearance between the involved countries, as allegations against Saudi Arabia have been repeatedly and vehemently dismissed by the kingdom.

Further details pertaining to the investigation are awaited. (ANI)

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