Saudi arrests suspects over attack on German diplomats

The interior ministry spokesman calls for three people named on a list of 23 Saudis wanted in connection with violence in Eastern Province to give themselves up.



By (AFP)

Published: Sun 23 Mar 2014, 8:21 PM

Last updated: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 12:47 PM

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday two suspects have been arrested in connection with a January shooting attack on two German diplomats in the east of the kingdom.
The two envoys escaped unharmed when their car came under fire on January 13 in Eastern Province.
A spokesman for the interior ministry said a Saudi identified as Ahmed bin Hussein Al Aradi was arrested at the beginning of February and admitted taking part in the attack.
The spokesman, cited by the official SPA news agency, said his interrogation led to the identification of his alleged accomplices, one of whom was arrested.
The interior ministry spokesman on Sunday also called for three people named on a list of 23 Saudis wanted in connection with violence in Eastern Province to give themselves up.
He also urged two more, whose names are not on the list, to surrender.


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