Authorities in the Middle Eastern kingdom say the group, taken into custody in the last several weeks, has ties to the Islamic State group.
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it has arrested a total of 93 people with ties to the Islamic State group in recent months, foiling their plans to carry out multiple terrorist attacks, including a strike on the US Embassy in the kingdom’s capital.
Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said the arrests include a cell of 65 people arrested in March who were involved in a plan that included targeting residential compounds, prisons and security forces.
Authorities also disrupted a plot for a suicide car bomber to attack the US Embassy in Riyadh after receiving information about the plan in mid-March, he said.
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Saudi Arabia arrests 93, FOILS US Embassy Terror Attack