Mass arrests in Saudi terror raids

Saudi Arabia has arrested more than 100 terror suspects accused of planning attacks on its oil installations.

Saudi Arabia has arrested more than 100 terror suspects accused of planning attacks on its oil installations.

The Interior Ministry said security forces foiled several such attacks.

In the last major attempt, suicide bombers tried but failed to destroy an oil facility at the Abqaiq oil complex in eastern Saudi Arabia in February 2006, the world’s largest oil processing facility.

Today’s ministry statement did not say when the arrests were made. It said the suspects are 47 Saudis, 51 Yemenis, a Somali, an Eritrean and a Bengali.

More in this section

IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox