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Grote terroristisch aanslag verijdeld in Saudi Arabië

Datum nieuwsfeit: 21-07-2017
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Bron: Business Wire
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Grote terroristisch aanslag verijdeld in Saudi Arabië, zegt Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken

RIYAD, Saudi-Arabië -(BUSINESS WIRE)—Hieronder  een verklaring van het Saudische Ministerie van Cultuur en Informatie:

Het Saudische ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken heeft gemeld dat een beveiligingsdienst in de stad Saihat in de provincie Qatif een belangrijke terroristische aanslag heeft voorkomen.

Op de avond van 14 juli hebben de veiligheidsdiensten een gestolen Toyota Corolla in een drukke bebouwde wijk van de stad onderschept.

Toen de auto was omringd door beveiligingsdiensten, begonnen drie mannen in de auto te schieten op zowel de politie als burgers in de buurt.

De Saudische veiligheidsdiensten hebben de drie terroristen doodgeschoten voordat ze anderen verwondingen konden aanbrengen.

Major Terrorist Plot Foiled in Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Interior Announces

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The following is a statement from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information:

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170721005575/en/

Weapons and other items found in the possession of the three terrorists are an indication of the ugliness and severity of the acts of terrorism they were planning to carry out, victimizing innocent lives and private and public property. (Photo: ME NewsWire)

The Saudi Ministry of Interior has announced that a major terrorist attack was prevented by security services in the city of Saihat in the Qatif governorate.

On the evening of Friday, July 14 th, security services intercepted a stolen Toyota Corolla vehicle in a busy, built-up district of the city.

As the stolen vehicle was surrounded by security services, three men in the car produced guns and started firing heavily and randomly at both the officers and crowds of civilians near the scene.

Saudi security services were able to shoot the three terrorists dead before they were able to cause any injury to either officers or pedestrians.

Inside the stolen vehicle, officers found a number of weapons, including three machine guns, a pistol, live ammunition and over ten kilograms of explosives.

Upon further investigation to establish the identity of the criminals, it was discovered that they were part of a known terrorist cell and wanted for a number of serious crimes over the past few years, including the murder of ten security officers.

A Ministry of Interior spokesman said:

“It is very clear that these men were intent on causing a major terrorist incident which would have resulted in the death of many innocent citizens.”

“Due to the bravery and expertise of our police and security services, this evil plan was foiled. We thank God for their courage and dedication.”

“Terrorists and extremists target Saudi Arabia just as they do the countries of Europe and other peace loving parts of the world.”

“We in Saudi Arabia are determined to defeat them, and will devote all available resources to overcoming this great evil.”

“Saudi Arabia will have zero tolerance for terrorist crimes of this kind, which threaten both national security and the lives of our citizens.”

The names of the deceased terrorists have been released by the Ministry of Interior.

Investigations are continuing into the activities of the terrorist cell and their associates.

*Source: ME NewsWire

View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170721005575/en/

Contacts

Director General of the Centre for International Communications, Ministry of Culture and Information, Saudi Arabia

Sarah Al Tamimi, +966555782411

(cic@moci.gov.sa)

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