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Saudi interior ministry: ISIS loyalist killed, one other arrested

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The Saudi interior ministry on Wednesday reported that an ISIS loyalist was killed by security forces, while one other arrested in Riyadh.

A ministry spokesperson said that the incident happened on Tuesday at 6pm when a security patrol was inspecting an apartment in the al-Rayan neighborhood in the Saudi capital.

One of the people occupying the apartment was suspected as being an ISIS loyalist and had been reported to authorities.

“Security forces were met with resistance when they attempted to arrest the suspect which led to his death,” the spokesperson said, adding that no other people were harmed during the operation.

Another person accompanying the suspect was arrested.