Saudi interior ministry: Kingdom facing terrorists with links to Iran

Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said that those involved in the murder of a judge in Qatif had links to Iran. (File photo: AP)

Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry spokesman has said that the kingdom is currently facing terrorist groups with ties to Iran.

Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said on Monday that terrorists involved in the murder of a judge in the Department of Endowments in the eastern province of Qatif province, Mohammed al-Jirani, were tied to Iran.

“Terrorism sponsors avoid leaving the evidence of their involvement to not be condemned internationally, however they form proxy groups to conduct terrorism operations that are supported and financed by them like the Houthi Militias in Yemen and Hezbollah in Lebanon,” Gen. al-Turki said.

“We were able to expel the terrorist elements from al-Masawara neighborhood in the town of Awamiya in Qatif province,” he said.

He also confirmed the death of wanted terrorist Salman al-Faraj, one of the kidnappers of al-Jirani, as well as the arrest of his half-brother, Zaki al-Faraj.

In his statement he said that a number of terrorists participated in the kidnapping of the judge Jirani, who was taken to an abandoned farm in Awamiyah and killed.

He said that the kingdom provides all resources available for the security services to exercise their functions in tracking terrorists.

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