Saudi Arabia: Nineteen people arrested over bomb attacks

    Saudi Arabia: Nineteen people arrested over bomb attacks

    July 8, Riyadh: Saudi authorities have said they have arrested 12 Pakistanis and seven Saudis over Monday's three bomb attacks in the country are Pakistani.

    An interior ministry spokesman also named a suicide bomber who killed four security officers near a mosque in the sacred city of Medina as Naer Muslim Hamad, a 26-year-old Saudi man. He had a history of drug abuse, ministry said.

    Three people who allegedly carried out attacks in Qatif were also named. Their nationalities are not clear. The attacks happened at the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

    Their names were given as Abdulrahman al-Omar (23), Ibrahim al-Omar (20) and Abdulkarim al-Husni (20). The ministry said none of them had Saudi IDs, BBC reported.

    The attacks in Qatif took place on the same day and were also suicide bombings.

    A man died in Jeddah on Monday when attempting to detonate a bomb.

    No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet but they are suspected to have been the work of people with allegiances to so-called Islamic State.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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