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Saudi Arabia arrests at least 10 terror suspects in two cities

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-02-11 22:18

RIYADH - Saudi security forces arrested on Saturday morning more than 10 terror suspects during raids in Jeddah and Medina, Sabq local online news portal reported.

The raids took place as part of the preemptive operations to prevent terror plots. No official confirmation was made by the interior ministry yet, although the portal confirmed the confiscations of guns and sharp objects with the arrestees.

Last month, Saudi Arabia arrested 16 terrorists, 3 Saudis and 10 Pakistanis during similar raids in Jeddah, and two extremists killed by the police.

Saudi Arabia has been engaged in a war against terrorism for years, especially the Islamic State militant group.

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