Saudi Arabia confirms cooperating with Germany to investigate attacks

By REUTERS
August 8, 2016 11:54

 
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BERLIN - Saudi Arabia made a rare comment on the nature of its security operations, confirming it was working with German investigators to track Islamist militants behind bomb and axe attacks in July.

Saudi Arabia maintains it is always ready to work with foreign countries to combat terrorism, but rarely speaks publicly on specific cases.



A spokesman for the Saudi interior ministry, General Mansour al-Turki, said Saudi and German security experts had met and exchanged information over evidence showing that one of the attackers in Germany had been in contact through social media with a member of Islamic State using a Saudi phone number.

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