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03 December 2023

Saudis arrest 28 Al Qaeda militants

By Agencies


Saudi security forces have arrested 28 Al Qaeda militants suspected of planning "criminal acts" in the kingdom, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Sunday.

The suspects were arrested in Mecca, Madina, Riyadh and in an area near the country's northern borders, said SPA quoting an official source at the Ministry of Interior.

One of those arrested is a foreign resident while the rest are Saudi nationals, it said without giving further details. "The (public) interest requires that further details be withheld for the time being," it said.

Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Friday that security forces had arrested an unspecified number of Al Qaeda militants suspected of planning attacks in the country during the Muslim haj pilgrimage. (Reuters)