Saudi to give millions of dollars to citizens who foil terror attacks
Iran Press TV
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:36PM
Saudi Arabia says it intends to give anyone assisting the government in foiling terrorist attacks seven million riyals ($1.86 million) as a reward.
The Saudi interior ministry also announced on Sunday that those who provide the government with the information on whereabouts of a terrorist would receive one million riyals ($266,000), Saudi-owned Al Arabiya reported.
The announcement was made as the ministry revealed the identities of those involved in the terrorist bombing of a mosque frequented by Saudi special forces in Asir's provincial capital city of Abha on August 6, 2015. That attack claimed the lives of 11 forces and four workers.
The ministry added that a member of special forces, Salah al-Shehrani, helped the bomber, named Yousef Suleiman Abdullah al-Suleiman.
Two other accomplices were arrested but nine other members of the terrorist cell remained at large.
The ministry is offering five million riyals ($1.33 million) to those who can help with the whereabouts of the nine terrorists.
In the latest attack in the kingdom, which targeted the Imam Reza Mosque in the town of Mahasen in al-Ahsa, at least four people were killed and 18 others wounded after a bomb explosion on Friday. There was no early claim of responsibility for the attack but it resembled previous assaults by Daesh terrorist group.
The repetition of terrorist attacks on mosques and religious centers in Saudi Arabia has sparked anger among the population, who accuse Saudi security forces of negligence in fulfilling their responsibilities to provide security for people against attacks by terrorists.
Saudi Arabia has time and again been accused of aiding, abetting and arming militant groups operating across Iraq, Syria.
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