Saudi Arabia nabs terrorist cell trained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
BREAKING: Saudi Arabia busted a terrorist cell trained in Iran, arresting 10 Muslim terrorists and seizing a large number of weapons, explosives and chemicals.
The cell was discovered last week during security monitoring, state news agency SPA reported.
A spokesman for the presidency of state security said in a statement that three of the arrested terrorists had received training from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard terror group, while the rest were “linked to the cell in various roles”.
The cell was formed between October and December 2017. Their training took place for several weeks and included field exercises and making explosives.
The security operation seized a large number of weapons, explosives, chemicals and electronic devices at two locations, a house and a farm.
The state said Saudi authorities would conduct investigations to find out more information about the Iranian terrorists and those whom they have been in contact with, both inside and outside the Kingdom.
Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shi’ite Iran are locked in several proxy wars in the region, including in Yemen.