Saudi Arabia Foils U.S. Embassy Attack, Arrests 93 with Ties to Islamic State


af5ccdf2013df913740f6a706700d0c7Saudi Arabia this week announced the arrest of 93 suspects with ties to the Islamic State who were planning attacks on the U.S. Embassy, security forces and residential compounds where foreigners live.

Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said there have been five IS-related attacks in the kingdom in recent months that have killed 15 civilians and security personnel.

Authorities also disrupted a plot for a suicide car bomber to attack the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, arresting two Syrians and a Saudi.

The timing of the plot coincides with a U.S. decision to halt all consular services for a week starting March 15 at the embassy and diplomatic missions in Jiddah and Dhahran over security fears.

{ Israel News Bureau}