Saudi Arabia foils two attempted Daesh terror attacks

Saudi Arabia says it has thwarted two Daesh terrorism plots concerning a bomb attack on a football stadium and killing police officers.

The Saudi Interior Ministry on Sunday announced that four men were arrested over plans to detonate a bomb at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium during or after an October 11 World Cup qualifier match against United Arab Emirates in the city of Jeddah. The suspects were arrested one day before the match which gathered over 60,000 fans.

“Daesh wants any operation that could result in the highest number of victims,” said interior ministry spokesman Major General Mansour al-Turki.

A security official, General Bassam Attiyah, said a vehicle carrying around 400 kilograms of explosives was found near the stadium. He added that the suspects had planned to either target people in the stadium’s parking lot or fans watching the match.

By Press TV