Saudi Arabia foils ''terror'' attacks on vital installations
The Saudi authorities defused "terrorist" operations which were about to be carried out against vital installations and arrested a number of suspects, after searching their hide-outs in farms and homes in the regions of Riyadh, Qaseem and the Eastern Province, an official source at the Ministry of Interior announced Monday.
"Those farms and houses included under ground warehouses that contained a number of bags, weighed 20 tons and 76 kilograms, full of chemical mixtures designed to make explosives," the source added, according to SPA. "The authorities found also a large amount of big boxes, buried under the ground, that contained arms. The boxes contained 72 kilograms of an explosive material of RDX, explosive match cord of 981 meters long, 524 electric sparks, a number of machine guns and 18 RPG's with five launchers," the source disclosed.
The source said that they found in those sites night vision binoculars, sewing machines for sewing the bags, communication devices, computer C.D's, donation collection boxes, SR 300,000, motorbikes and cars prepared to carry out terrorist operations.
According to the report, the number of persons, who were arrested amounted to 16. "The Ministry of Interior is exerting all efforts "strictly" to defuse and arrest all terrorist cells and all those who would contribute and finance them and cover them," the source concluded.
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