Spy ring plotted to destabilize KSA


Saudi Gazette report

— The foreign spy ring that was busted by the Presidency of State Security was working for foreign parties to destabilize the Kingdom and stir up sedition.

The State Security Presidency announced on Monday the arrest of several people for carrying out espionage in the Kingdom.

Saudi Press Agency (SPA)quoted a security source as saying that authorities uncovered “intelligence activities for the benefit of foreign parties” by a group of people.

“They were neutralized and arrested concurrently. They are Saudis and foreigners.

“They are being investigated to find out the full facts about their activities and those associated with them,” an official statement added.

The Kingdom also announced the foiling of a Daesh plot to target defense ministry headquarters.

The would-be bombers were identified as two Yemeni nationals — Ahmed Yasser Al-Kaldi and Ammar Ali Mohammed — who were detained along with two Saudi citizens also suspected of involvement in the attack planned for the capital Riyadh, the Presidency of State Security added.

The terrorists were training in the use of explosive belts. Authorities said they seized grenades and firearms during the operation to foil the attack.

The Yemeni men were arrested “before they reached their intended target,” SPA said.

Raid was conducted on a safe house in Al-Rimal neighborhood of Riyadh where a suicide bomber was trained in how to wear explosive belts.