Saudi police have arrested 17 suspects, including a woman, for plotting terror attacks in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Interior said on Monday.
Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, ministry spokesman, said 15 of the suspects are Saudis and the rest include a Yemeni, a Palestinian and an Egyptian.
In a statement released via the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Al-Turki said police found explosive belts and other bomb-making materials that were apparently meant for terrorist operations.
He said the terrorist cell had in its list of targets civilians, religious scholars and security officers as well as security and military installations and economic targets in different locations.
He said the suspects were found to have provided the Daesh international terrorist group with media and electronic support.
The Saudi suspects were identified as Ahmed Muhammed Ahmed Al-Bannaoa Asiri, Ismail Saadi Al- Beshri, Hamad Abdullah Muhammed Al-Moosa, Khaled Mashaal Khaled Al-Otaibi, Kholoud Muhammed Mansour Al-Rukaibi, Khaled Ahmed Saad Al- Malik, Bandar Sultan Bakhit Al-Otaibi, Abdullah Abdulrahman Taiwirh Al-Taiwirh, Abdullah Saleh Salman Al-Shammari, Muhammad Fahd Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Muhammad Ahmed Muhammad Al-Ahmari, Nasser Muhammad Mansour Al-Rukaibi, and lone woman Kholoud Muhammed Mansour Al-Rukaibi.
The non-Saudi suspects were identified as Osama Abdullah Sarsor, a Palestinian; Abdulrahman Fares Amer Al-Marri, a Yemeni; and Omar Abdu Abdulhamid Al-Zoghbi, an Egyptian.