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ISIL behind Riyadh police deaths, say Saudi authorities

The attacker confessed to meeting a represenative of the group in the Saudi capital.
Saudi interior ministry spokesman Maj Gen Mansour Al Turki during a press conference in Riyadh on April 24. Hasan Jamali/AP Photo
Saudi interior ministry spokesman Maj Gen Mansour Al Turki during a press conference in Riyadh on April 24. Hasan Jamali/AP Photo

RIYADH // The Saudi Arabian man arrested on suspicion of shooting dead two policemen and injuring two others in separate attacks in Riyadh was acting on instructions from the ISIL group in Syria, the interior ministry said on Friday.

Mohammed Abdulrahman Abu Niyan, 23, has confessed to carrying out the shootings on behalf of ISIL, after meeting a representative of the group in the Saudi capital, the ministry said in a statement carried by state media.

* Reuters

Published: April 24, 2015 04:00 AM

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