Saudi Arabia sentences three People to death over relations to 2017 Jeddah attack

Saudi Arabia sentences three People to death over relations to 2017 Jeddah attack

DUBAI: A Saudi Arabia Court has sentenced three people to death for their connection in an attack in Jeddah wherein two men blew themselves up after a shootout with police, state-run Al Ekhbariya television apprised on Sunday.

In the Year 2017, Saudi Arabia security forces confined a house in Jeddah and exchanged fire with two men with ties to Islamic State, who blew themselves up.

The court convicted the three people on terrorism- associated charges including possessing explosives, Ekhbariya said.

As per the statement of Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV, the defendants supported Islamic State, also known as Da’ish, and intended to kill members of the security forces,.

Since 2014, Militants have carried out many shootings and bombings in Saudi Arabia, soon after then-Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi call upon Saudi supporters to escalate attacks at home instead of abroad in wars in Syria and Iraq.

The majority of the attacks targeted minority Shia or state security officers and were carried out by people who had sworn loyalty to Islamic State or were claimed by the militant group in online postings, Saudi authorities informed.

 

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