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Saudi says three ISIS ‘supporters’ arrested for shooting Dane

The Dane was short as he left work in his car in Riyadh last month

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Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said on Thursday it arrested three supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for shooting a Danish national in the kingdom’s capital last month, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

On Nov. 23, Saudi police said a Danish citizen was shot and wounded as he was driving away from his work at a company in Riyadh's Kharj Road area.

Saudi security authorities are examining a purported video of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) outfit claiming to be showing the shooting of a Danish national by its alleged supporters in Riyadh.

Earlier this month, Saudi security authorities were reported to be examining a purported video of the self-proclaimed ISIS outfit claiming to be showing the shooting of the Danish national by its alleged supporters.

The Interior Ministry said on Thursday that the three arrested were Saudi “citizens,” one of whom was the “shooter, driver and the individual who filmed this assault.”

“Security forces were able to seize the weapon used in the crime, which was a Glock pistol, as well as the vehicle used in the assault … and statements form the detainees,” the ministry said.

“Preliminary investigations indicate that the suspects carried out their crime in support of the terrorist ISIS,” the ministry said, adding that the three had trained for the operation two weeks prior to the attack.

“The Interior Ministry stresses that the likes of these criminals will not escape the hands of justice,” the ministry said.