You might have been a part of the trending hashtag #SpyArrestInSaudi last night, perhaps you were a careful spectator- or maybe you just have no darn clue about it.
Well, two Yemeni nationals have been arrested in Riyadh for scheming an attack against the defense ministry. The alleged ISIS radicals, attempted a suicide-bombing targeting two main headquarters of the Ministry of Defense but was hindered on Monday, according to Al Arabiya.
The men were caught with grenades, explosive belts (each weighed 7kgs) and other weapons
Saudi Press Agency says that Ahmed Yasser al-Kaldi and Ammar Ali Mohammed have been arrested for suspicion of plotting an attack, as a spy ring, was reportedly dismantled.
The Presidency of State Security made statements about the reasons for arrest
- The two Yemeni nationals were arrested prior to reaching the location of supposed attack
- When caught, the two men’s given names were not akin to what was ‘recorded by the identity evidence seized’
- Previously, two Saudi locals were arrested and there’s a confirmed relationship in providing assistance with the two Yemenis
After media outlets tweeted live updates of the situation, the Kingdom went into a frenzy and thus started the hashtag
— Arab News (@arabnews) September 12, 2017
Locals and expats alike expressed their unity when faced with tough times like this
The citizens and residents of the Kingdom express their loyalty and gratitude for their safety, through personal tweets…
“We will always defend and fight whoever wants to harm our country”
We will always defend and fight who ever wants to harm our country
— Sarah (@miss_sarona1) September 11, 2017
We proud of what our government did with those saboteurs. Thank you King Salman
The government and its citizens are hand by hand through everything
— The Defender (@TheDefender056) September 11, 2017
— Saud ⚖️ (@Saud_A94) September 12, 2017
Even well-known media personality, Fawaz El Sherif, tweeted:
“May Allah protect us from enemies”
— فواز الشريف (@FawazAlshreef) September 11, 2017