Two killed as Saudi police raid terrorist hideouts in Jeddah


RIYADH: Saudi police raided two hideouts of terrorists in Jeddah, killing two extremists, while a bomb factory exploded, Saudi Interior Ministry tweeted on Saturday.

The ministry confirmed that the two dead were used a renting accommodation in the city to manufacture bombs and explosive belts. The two exploded themselves up after failing to escape.

A Saudi man and a Pakistani woman were arrested in the second hideout. The police confiscated uncompleted bomb from the flat.

The raids were part of ongoing counter terrorism operations. Since the surfacing of the Islamic State (IS) militant group in 2014, Saudi Arabia has arrested 566 terrorists who formed eight sleeping cells, including six women.

The country also arrested five explosive experts, according to a report published on Saturday on Okaz local newspaper.