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‘Similar explosive material’ used in recent Saudi attacks, hints to ISIS

Spokesman for the Saudi interior ministry said Nitroglycerin was used in the three attacks in Madinah, Jeddah and Qatif cities

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Spokesman for the Saudi interior ministry said late Thursday that a similar explosive material was used in the recent three attacks in the Kingdom’s Madinah, Jeddah and Qatif cities.

In an interview with al-Hadath, the sister channel of Al Arabiya News, Major General Mansour Al-Turki said Nitroglycerin, which is a heavy, colorless, oily, explosive liquid was used in the attacks.

“The three crimes committed in Madinah, Jeddah, Qatif, Nitroglycerin was used. Also, we see a connection between Madinah and Qatif in terms of the timing [of the attacks]. It was during [breaking fast] iftar,” he said.

He added: “All this could be of an important indication to us at this stage of our investigation.”

Turki also said all the identified suspects had connection to the “radical organization” ISIS.

Investigation was still undergoing, he added, expecting more information to be released in the upcoming days.