SAUDI ARABIA: IS-LINKED MAN EXECUTED FOR SUICIDE ATTACK PLOT
December 27, 2021:
Saudi Arabia on 27 December 2021 executed a Yemeni man accused of plotting a suicide attack in the kingdom and of links to the Islamic State jihadist group, the interior ministry said. (Source: AFP, 27/12/2021)
Saudi Arabia has been the target of a series of deadly IS shooting and bombings since late 2014.
"Mohammed al-Saddam, a Yemeni national, sought to target civilian gatherings at a public facility under the instructions of the Daesh terrorist organisation," the interior ministry said in a statement referring to IS by its Arabic acronym. "The death sentence was carried on 27 December in the city of Riyadh."
It said the man had "pledged allegiance to IS" and was planning a "suicide attack using an explosive belt", without elaborating on the case or when the Yemeni was arrested. The Saudi authorities could not immediately be reached for comment.