News ID: 323428
Published: 0216 GMT August 12, 2022

Saudi man blew himself up in Jeddah, injuring four: Report

Saudi man blew himself up in Jeddah, injuring four: Report

A Saudi Arabian man wanted in connection with a deadly 2015 bombing in the kingdom detonated an explosive device in Jeddah on Wednesday as security forces attempted to arrest him, killing himself and injuring four others, state media reported.

Saudi news agency SPA, reporting the Wednesday incident on Friday, identified the man as Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Shehri, according to Reuters

According to Saudi state media reports, Al-Shehri was suspected of being a member of a domestic terrorism cell that coordinated the 2015 suicide bombing of a mosque in Abha frequented by security force members.

Eleven members of the security forces and four Bangladeshi nationals were killed in the attack, and 33 people were injured, state media reported at the time.

The Saudi Arabian government named Al-Shehri in early 2016 as one of six Saudi nationals wanted in connection with the bombing.

Saudi Arabia was the scene of a series of large-scale militant attacks in the 2000s, including on security forces and Western targets.

Such attacks were carried out by Daesh, Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.



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