Saudi Arabia Says It Uncovered Suspected Islamic State Cells

  • Interior Ministry says it arrested 18 suspects, mostly Saudis
  • Police also seized weapons and money, state TV reports

Saudi Arabian security authorities have uncovered four Islamic State cells, state-run media reported on Thursday.

The Interior Ministry said security forces arrested 18 suspects, 15 of whom are Saudis. The cells were present in areas including the holy Muslim cities of Mecca and Medina.

Islamic State followers have launched several attacks in the kingdom over the past two years, targeting security forces, foreigners as well as Shiite Muslims in the eastern province.

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