13 Pakistanis among 16 held in Saudi Arabia

25 Jan, 2017 12:25 pm

JEDDAH (92 News) – Security agencies have on Wednesday apprehended at least 13 Pakistanis and three Saudis during a raid in Jeddah.

As per details, The Saudi Interior Ministry said that 16 persons including 13 Pakistanis and three Saudis were arrested for their involvement in terrorism, however, no further details were released regarding the arrested Pakistanis.

Earlier, two men accused of planning attacks against Saudi Arabia blew themselves up following a confrontation with security forces in the city of Jeddah.

Saudi security forces surrounded a house in Jeddah’s eastern Al-Harazat district and exchanged fire with the men, who blew themselves up, an interior ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by state news agency SPA.

A Saudi man and his Pakistani wife alleged to have links to the men were arrested, the spokesman said. Saudi-owned Arabiya TV showed footage of smoke rising above Jeddah and an explosion tearing through a building.

Islamic State has carried out a series of bombings and shootings in Saudi Arabia since mid-2014 that have killed scores of people, mostly members of the Shia Muslim minority and security services.

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