Saudi Arabia takes down terrorist cell trained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Some of the terrorist cell's weapons seized by the Saudi authorities. (Twitter/pss_ar)

Saudi Arabia took down this month a terrorist cell that received training by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in Iran, arrested 10 individuals and seized weapons and explosives, the spokesman for the presidency of the State Security said on Monday.

Three members of the terrorist cell received training inside Iran including different methods of creating explosives, while the rest were “linked to the cell in various roles,” state news agency SPA reported citing a statement by the Saudi State Security.

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The Saudi authorities also seized large quantities of weapons and explosives hidden in a house and on a farm, including electrical components used in the making of explosives such as capacitors, transformers and resistors, gunpowder, chemicals, Kalashnikov rifles, guns, sniper rifle, live ammunition, machine guns, blades, military clothes, and wireless communication devices.

The authorities are interrogating all 10 of the arrested individuals to find out more information about their activities and others who are connected to them inside the country and abroad, and they will be referred to prosecution after the investigations are complete.

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Last Update: Monday, 28 September 2020 KSA 22:36 - GMT 19:36
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