Saudi Arabia arrests 431 Isis suspects

20 July 2015

Six suspects were killed in security operations

Saudi Arabia has arrested 431 individuals suspected of being linked to the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis).

A total of 37 civilians and members of Saudi Arabia’s security forces were killed during the operations, along with six suspects, according to the state-controlled Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The news service said the arrests prevented several planned terror attacks including a suicide attack on a mosque with a capacity for 3,000 worshipers and an unnamed diplomatic mission.

Some of those arrested were responsible for the two attacks on a Shia mosques in May, which killed a total of 24 worshippers.

The arrests took place over several weeks, according to SPA.

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