Saudi Arabia foils ISIS-backed plot on its grounds

Two Saudi men suspected of carrying out early-April shooting of two Saudi policemen linked to ISIS, suspected of planning car-bombing in capital.

April 25, 2015 15:49
Saudi Arabia women

Women in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Saudi Arabian officials announced Saturday that an ISIS-backed bomb plot on its grounds had been foiled, and three bomb-trapped cars had been seized as evidence, according to the Lebanese Daily Star.

Officials also credited the terror organization with shooting two policemen in Riyadh earlier this month.

23-year-old Yazid Abu Niyan, a Saudi national arrested and credited with carrying out the shooting of the policemen, confessed to have been operating in accordance with the orders of Islamic State activists in Syria.

A bounty was set for a second accomplice, Saudi national Nawaf al-Anzi.

According to the report, al-Anzi allegedly drove to the scene and filmed the April 8th shooting of Saudi police officers carried out by Abu Niyan.

During investigations, Abu Niyan told authorities that ISIS supplied the men with the weapons, ammunition and resources necessary to carry out the shooting.

According to the Daily Star, Saudi authorities seized an additional four non-booby-trapped cars, along with suspected bomb making materials and tools during investigations.

Al-Arabiya reported Friday that the alleged terror plot involved seven car bombings in the Saudi capital.

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