Trial begins of Daesh member accused of killing 2 bank employees

Updated 20 March 2017
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Trial begins of Daesh member accused of killing 2 bank employees

JEDDAH: The Riyadh Specialized Criminal Court on Sunday began the first hearing session of a suspected terrorist accused of killing two bank employees in Jazan during an attack in October 2015.
The public prosecutor introduced the charges against the defendant before the court. The charges include deliberately killing two people; supporting Daesh; describing the security men as unbelievers and accusing them of apostasy; following up on news of Daesh, and watching their videos while being influenced by them. He is also accused of smoking hashish.
The defendant is accused of killing two bank employees and injuring three others with minor to severe injuries, while bank customers managed to escape when they heard the shooting.
Eyewitnesses said the defendant was heard swearing and cursing the employees.
Jazan police received a report stating that a bank in Jazan was being robbed by a person carrying a gun and who was shooting at the bank’s staff and clients.
Police surrounded the bank and called on the defendant to surrender, but he began shooting at the security members. Police responded by arresting him and freeing a hostage that he had taken.
Further interrogations and investigation revealed he was affiliated with Daesh and supported their deviant thoughts.


KSA intercepts Houthi missile over Khamis Mushayt

Updated 21 min 36 sec ago
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KSA intercepts Houthi missile over Khamis Mushayt

  • The missile was intercepted at 5:43 p.m over the city of Khamis Mushayt

JEDDAH: The Saudi Air Defense Force intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militias from Saada province, Yemen, toward Saudi territories, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.

The official spokesman for the coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, stated that at 5:43 p.m., the air force intercepted a missile launched by the Houthi militias over the city of Khamis Mushayt. No one was injured, and no property was damaged.

Al-Maliki said: “This hostile act… proves that the Iranian regime is still providing the terrorist Houthi armed militia with qualitative capabilities, in flagrant defiance of UN Security Council resolutions 2216 and 2231, with the main objective of threatening Saudi, regional and international security.”

“Launching ballistic missiles at densely populated civilian areas is a direct breach of the principles of international humanitarian law,” he added.