Saudi foils ‘terror’ plot, busts two cells

Saudi authorities announced on Sunday they had foiled a “terror” plot by elements suspected of links to Al-Qaeda, mostly Yemenis, and busted two extremist cells in Riyadh and Jeddah.

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Published: Sun 26 Aug 2012, 6:57 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 2:02 PM

The interior ministry said in a statement the suspects were “in contact with the deviant organisation abroad,” a term usually used to refer to Al Qaeda jihadist network.

The suspects were working on “recruiting elements to execute criminal attacks targeting security forces, citizens and foreign residents, as well as public installations,” it said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency.

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