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Saudi Arabian security forces on Monday raided homes of several suspected terrorists who reportedly have ties to the Islamic State group. The raid took place in the town of al-Khafji on the Kuwait border. Saudi Arabia state television reported police arrested Faisal Mohammed al-Zahrani, one of the 16 suspects thought to have helped carry out deadly attacks in Shiite mosques in the eastern part of the country earlier this summer. One officer was shot during the raid.
عاجل : القبض علی المطلوب أمنيا فيصل محمد الزهراني pic.twitter.com/RwXDjEhcnS
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فيديو | السعودية: إطلاق نار أثناء محاصرة "إرهابي" بمنزل في حي المضخة بالخفجي وأنباء عن مقتل رجل أمن سعودي. pic.twitter.com/vLgj7eTT7F
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The raid in eastern Saudi Arabia comes just over one week after militants affiliated with the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, attacked a Shiite mosque in Kuwait. The raid in eastern Saudi Arabia could point to the government's growing concern that the ISIS threat is growing in the country.