Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry: Country busted two terrorist cells linked to al-Qaeda

by Colonel on August 27, 2012


SAUDI authorities have announced they had foiled a “terror” plot by elements suspected of links to al-Qaida, mostly Yemenis, and busted two extremist cells in Riyadh and Jeddah.

The interior ministry said in a statement the suspects were “in contact with the deviant organisation abroad,” a term usually used to refer to al-Qaida jihadist network.

The suspects were working on “recruiting elements to execute criminal attacks targeting security forces, citizens and foreign residents, as well as public installations,” it said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency.

The ministry said two Saudis and six Yemenis were arrested, and it also named two nationals as wanted for questioning.” — Copyright 2012 AFP

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