By Ishola Balogun, Saudi Arabia with agency reports
The Saudi security authorities have foiled a plot by ISIS to bomb two headquarters of the Ministry of Defense in Riyadh yesterday.
Four suspects have been arrested. The suspects are Ahmad Yasser Al-Kaldi and Ammar Ali Muhammad both are Yemeni while the names of the other two who are Saudis were not disclosed by the authorities citing security reasons.
The suspects were arrested and suicide vests and arms were seized from their hideout in Al-Rimal district in Riyadh, according to an official source.
According to a Saudi Press Agency, both Yasser Al-Kaldi and Ali Muhammad were the two suicide bombers who were apprehended before heading to target the ministry premises, adding that investigation are ongoing.
An official statement quoted from Saudi Gazette (online news) yesterday, said: “the Presidency of the State Security was able to detect and foil a terrorist plot of Daesh terror group that targeted to undermine the Kingdom’s security.
“Two explosive belts, each weighing 7 kilogram, and nine homemade grenades, firearms and knives were seized from a rest house that they used as their hideout in Al-Rimal district where the suicide bombers were provided with training on how to wear explosive belts and how to use them.
According to the source, the presidency officials were able to uncover and monitor the intelligence activities of a group of people who worked for external parties against the security of the Kingdom and its interests.
“The cell worked to disturb the capabilities and social safety of the Kingdom in order to stir up sedition and prejudice and destabilize national unity,” the statement said.Read Full Story