Saudi Arabia captures ISIS suspect wanted for killing soldier

Hail Za'al Mohammed al-Atwi pledged allegiance to ISIS and was arrested by authorities for killing Saudi soldier Abdullah Nasser al-Rashidi. (Supplied)

Saudi Arabia’s ministry of interior has captured and arrested the main suspect responsible for killing a soldier in Tabuk.

Hail Za'al Mohammed al-Atwi pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and was arrested by authorities for killing Saudi soldier Abdullah Nasser al-Rashidi, officials said on Saturday.

A rifle used was also recovered and forensic tests proved it was the weapon used in the muder of Rashidi.

Rashidi was killed last week while driving in Tabuk heading to work when a then unknown gunman opened fire.

Saudi soldier Abdullah Nasser al-Rashidi. (Supplied)

Saudi soldier Abdullah Nasser al-Rashidi. (Supplied)

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 13:59 - GMT 10:59
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