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12 Pakistani, 7 Saudis involved in attacks on Saudi mosques

Friday, 8 July 2016

Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that the suicide bomber who blew himself up at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah was a Saudi national with a history of drug abuse. In a statement, the Saudi Interior Ministry said 26-year-old Nayer Musallam Hammad Al-Nijeidi Al-Bluwi, carried out the attack near the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, which left four security force members dead. The ministry’s security spokesman, Lieutenant Mansour Al-Turki, named the four slain security men as Privates Muhammad bin Mutad Hilal Al-Muwallad, Hani Bin Salim Saleem Al-Subhi, Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Owdah Al-Harbi and Abdulrahman Bin Naji Saleem Al-Jihani. The ministry also revealed the names of three other men who perpetrated suicide attacks on the same day in the Saudi area of Qatif. The perpetrators of the terrorist blast in Qatif were identified as Abdulrahman Saleh Muhammad Al-Imir (23), who was detained in 2013 for participating in riots calling for the release of detainees held in terror cases. The second terrorist was identified as Ibrahim Saleh Muhammad Al-Imir (20) and the third was identified as Abdulkareem Ibrahim Muhammad Al-Hasani, 20. All the three had not yet obtained Saudi national identity cards. The ministry also said that investigations have led to the arrest of 19 suspects, including 12 Pakistani nationals and 7 Saudis, involved in the attacks in Madinah, Qatif and Jeddah.

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