Saudi Arabia says it stopped Islamic State attacks; 400 held

Saudi Arabia also blames ISIS for the November shooting and killing of eight worshippers in the eastern Saudi Arabian village of al-Ahsa.

By: AP | Riyadh | Published: July 18, 2015 8:15 pm
Suadi Arabia, Islamic State, Saudi islamic State, ISIS news, Islamic State news In a statement carried on the official state news agency, the Interior Ministry also accused those arrested of conducting several attacks, including an Islamic State-claimed suicide bomb in May that killed 21 people

Saudi Arabia says it has broken up planned Islamic State attacks in the kingdom, while announcing today it has arrested over 400 people in its raids.

In a statement carried on the official state news agency, the Interior Ministry also accused those arrested of conducting several attacks, including an Islamic State-claimed suicide bomb in May that killed 21 people in the village of al-Qudeeh, in the oil-rich eastern Qatif region. It was the deadliest militant assault in the kingdom in more than a decade.

It also blames them for the November shooting and killing of eight worshippers in the eastern Saudi Arabian village of al-Ahsa. The announcement came a day after an Islamic State attack in a crowded marketplace in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province killed 115 people.

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