Saudi police shoot dead Daesh suspect

Police in Saudi Arabia said Wednesday they shot dead a member of Daesh in the capital, the latest suspected militant to be killed by security forces.

Officers were called at 6:00 pm (1500 GMT) on Tuesday to an apartment in Riyadh’s Al Rayan district where the suspect was “flaunting his support” for the extremist group, the interior ministry said in a statement.


“He started to resist and waved a gun which he was carrying,” forcing police to eliminate “the threat he posed,” the ministry added.

Another suspect was arrested.

Daesh has claimed a series of deadly shootings and bombings since late 2014 in Saudi Arabia.

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