Saudi Arabia arrests 13 accused of planning terrorist attacks

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Saudi Arabia has arrested 13 people who were planning attacks on the Kingdom, one day after four attackers were killed in a foiled plot. (Reuters)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
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Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives. (SPA)
Updated 23 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia arrests 13 accused of planning terrorist attacks

  • Four attackers were killed in failed terrorist attack claimed by Daesh on Interior Ministry building in Zulfi
  • The Presidency of State Security released identities of the 4 attackers

RIYADH: Thirteen people were arrested after finding plans to execute criminal acts that were targeting the Kingdom’s security, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday.
The statement published by SPA included the names of the 13 men arrested, in addition to their civil ID numbers.
The spokesperson for the Saudi Presidency of State Security said explosive belts were found during a raid on the house of the Zulfi attackers.
Four heavily armed attackers were killed in a failed terrorist attack claimed by Daesh on an Interior Ministry building in Zulfi, north of Riyadh on Sunday.
The four terrorists that were killed belonged to Daesh.
The Presidency of State Security released the identities of the four attackers: Abdullah Hamoud Al-Hamoud, Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Mansour, Samer Abdulaziz Al-Madid and Salman Abdulaziz Al-Madid.

Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, rented by Abdullah Al-Hamoud, one of the four perpetrators, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives and explosive belts.
A total of five explosive belts were found, four of which were worn by the perpetrators, and another inside a car. The belts contain detonating keys and grenades with shrapnel-like screws.

Authorities also seized 64 homemade grenades, 61 pipe fittings, of which nine were being processed as pipe bombs, three mobile phones, three pressure cookers ready for detonation, two Kalashnikov machine guns, six pistols, and other various weapons.
They also found four bags (74,900 kg) containing organic fertilizers, along with sets of laboratory glass containers, a number of plastic containers, a package of liquid chemical containers, sulfur-fiber cartons, a homemade explosive detonator and a set of screws that were equipped with shrapnel.
Authorities also seized a set of ATM cards, two national identity cards, SR 228, a number of publications and CD-ROMs with content related to terrorist organization.
The Presidency of State Security said it is continuing to follow up with terrorist elements that threaten the security and stability of the Kingdom.


Islamic, European officials plan support for Sudan

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Islamic, European officials plan support for Sudan

JEDDAH: Support for Sudan in the wake of a new deal on civilian rule was among items discussed during a meeting between leading Islamic and European officials in Saudi Arabia.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, received Finnish foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto, in Jeddah. Finland currently holds the rotational presidency of the Council of the EU.
Al-Othaimeen and Haavisto had a constructive exchange of views on common issues with particular focus on Sudan after civilian and military leaders signed an agreement aimed at installing a civilian administration.
The deal came after three months of deadlock since Omar Bashir was deposed as president, and the two officials discussed ways to back Khartoum in its transitional phase.
The secretary-general commended the role of Finland and the EU in promoting peace, security, stability and development in different parts of the world and expressed the OIC’s readiness to engage in issues of mutual interest.
Haavisto praised the role of the OIC in promoting the culture of peace, dialogue and understanding, noting the organization’s vast experience in leading peace building initiatives among its member states in collaboration with other partners.