Saudi man who beheaded his parents arrested in Taif
The gruesome and shocking incident took place west of Saudi Arabia in Taif city’s Al-Suhaili neighborhood
Saudi authorities have arrested a young man for beheading his parents on Sunday in an incident that has shaken the nation.
The gruesome and shocking incident took place west of Saudi Arabia in Taif city’s Al-Suhaili neighborhood.
Sources told Al Arabiya that the man, using a knife, had decapitated his parents after confining them inside a room in their home.
So far it was not clear why the parents were killed.
This is not a new occurrence, however. In June, twin brothers in Riyadh had killed their parents and stabbed a third brother .
Last year, Saudi Interior Police were able to capture and arrest Saad Radi Ayash al-Anzi, who along with his brother, allegedly killed their cousin, who is a soldier, and three other people.
They were both ISIS-loyalists.
Fahad Al-Shukairan, a Saudi expert on radical groups, told Al Arabiya English that targeting of relatives began in the 1970s when the so-called jihadists in Afghanistan fought against the Soviet Union.
Twin Saudi brothers kill their parents in RiyadhPolice were able arrest the two brothers who killed both their father and mother and severely injured a younger brother Middle East
Saudi: ISIS loyalist who killed cousin dies in shootoutA Saudi gunman was killed and another detained during a security forces operation in the north-east of the country that also left a policeman dead, ... Reports
Saudi liberal to Al Arabiya: Preachers reinforce hostility toward modernitySaudi writer Abdullah bin Bakheet talks to Al Arabiya on terrorism, liberalism and women's rights Features
Turkey, Europe in joint effort against JASTA: MinisterThe Turkish government is working with Saudi Arabia to examine measures to face the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act Home Page
Saudi Arabia urges UN Security Council to condemn Houthi terrorIn a letter to the United Nations, Saudi Arabia highlights the continued military hostilities committed by Houthi militias Middle East
The Wilson Center: Vilification of Saudi Arabia serves no good purposeThe Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act clears the way for lawsuits seeking damages from the Saudi government. Features