S. Arabia Arrests 93 IS Suspects

S. Arabia Arrests 93 IS SuspectsS. Arabia Arrests 93 IS Suspects

Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 people suspected of belonging to the Islamic State militant group, including at least 65 Saudi nationals, the interior ministry said in a statement carried on the official Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

Interior ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said a cell of 65 people arrested in March who were involved in a plan that included targeting residential compounds, prisons and security forces.

He said authorities also disrupted a plot for a suicide car bomber to attack the US Embassy in Riyadh after receiving information about the plan in mid-March.

US officials halted all consular services for a week starting March 15 at the embassy and two other diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia over security fears.