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

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.


KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan al Saud delivers a speech during the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session on February 24, 2020 in Geneva. (AFP)
Updated 13 July 2020

KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

  • The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries

GENEVA: Saudi Arabia participated in the 25th anniversary memorial of the Srebrenica genocide that took place in July 1995.
Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah delivered the Kingdom’s speech via video conference.
He conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sefik Dzaferovic, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and dignitaries who were participating in the event.
The minister affirmed that Saudi Arabia stood side by side with its brothers, the families of the victims of the massacre.
He said: “Our participation on behalf of Saudi Arabia, its leaders, government, and people, is a humanitarian and moral obligation that the Saudi leadership stands by every year.”
The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries.