Daesh responsible for Saudi police killings
The Saudi authorities arrested a 23-year-old man with links to Daesh militants in Syria. (AFP/File)
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Saudi authorities have held the ISIL (Daesh) militant group responsible for the fatal shooting of two policemen in the capital, Riyadh, earlier this month.
The Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday that they have arrested a 23-year-old Saudi man identified as Yazid bin Mohammed Abdulrahman Abu Niyan, who has made a confession of affiliation to ISIL terrorists in Syria.
The statement further noted that ISIL supplied Abu Niyan and his Saudi accomplice, named as Nawaf bin Sharif Samir al-Anzi, with weapons, ammunition, and money to carry out the attack on security forces through a "third party whom they did not meet."
The ministry said Abu Niyan carried out the drive-by shooting while Anzi drove the car and filmed it.
Saudi officials have also discovered seven cars, three of them fitted with explosives, bomb-making materials and tools as well as machine guns, money and mobile telephones, which the attackers used to get in touch with "ISIL terrorist elements in Syria."
On April 8, two Saudi policemen, identified as Thamer Amran al-Mutairi and Abdulmohsen Khalaf al-Mutairi, were killed in a drive-by shooting as they were patrolling in an eastern district of the capital.
The ISIL terrorists, who currently control parts of Syria and Iraq, have committed widespread acts of violence, including mass executions, abductions, torture and forcing women into slavery in the areas they have seized in the two countries.
They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
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