Daesh-claimed Riyadh blast damages cars; no injuries

Updated 09 February 2016
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Daesh-claimed Riyadh blast damages cars; no injuries

RIYADH: An explosion damaged several cars in a residential area on Monday, SPA reported, an incident the Daesh terrorist group said was caused by a bomb one of its members had affixed to a vehicle. There were no injuries. A police spokesman said a citizen had reported at 8:40 a.m. that his car had been damaged by a blast while parked in front of his house in Al-Aziziya district, according to SPA. There were no injuries. Some nearby vehicles also were damaged. The spokesman said that bomb experts are still investigating the case. In a statement released on the Telegram social messaging platform, Daesh’s Amaq news agency said the blast was caused by a “sticky bomb” attached to the vehicle of a member of the Saudi armed forces, the SITE monitoring service reported. The Kingdom in 2014 declared Daesh a terrorist organization and has detained hundreds of its supporters. The group, which controls territory in Iraq and Syria, has staged a series of attacks in the country.


King Salman sends letters to leaders of Egypt, Jordan

Updated 40 min 44 sec ago
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King Salman sends letters to leaders of Egypt, Jordan

  • Both El-Sisi and King Abdullah II conveyed their greetings to King Salman

RIYADH: King Salman sent letters to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan's King Abdullah II emphasising the strength of the historic relations between Saudi Arabia and their respective countries.
The king’s letter to El-Sisi stated the Kingdom’s keenness to strengthen strategic cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Egypt on various levels.
The letter to Egypt’s president was delivered as El-Sisi received the Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed Abdul Aziz Kattan and Dr. Issam bin Saeed, a state minister and member of the cabinet.
The letter to Jordan was also delivered by the Saudi minister of state for african affairs  who was received by King Abdullah II.
Both El-Sisi and King Abdullah II conveyed their greetings to King Salman.