Saudi Arabia detains 42 suspected ”terrorists”
Saudi security forces detained 42 suspected terrorists, including four foreign nationals, allegedly involved in earlier attacks across the kingdom, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.
The 42 suspects are said to belong to a group inspired by "takfiri doctrine," which maintains that those not adhering to its particular vision of Islam are considered "infidels."
Saturday's statement said 27 of the detainees, including an Ethiopian and two Somalis, were arrested during May 9-23 in Riyadh, Mecca, the Eastern Region province and the Hafer al-Baten province that borders Iraq. Security forces also detained an Iraqi and three Saudis in a June 17 raid on a desert camp in Hafer al-Baten, the AP reported.
Another nine - all of them Saudis - were captured at a desert hideout in Hafer al-Baten, an official told The Associated Press. Two more suspected were arrested Friday.