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Saudi Arabia arrests suspected Islamic State operative over killing of policemen in Riyadh

FILE - In this Friday, April 24, 2015 file photo, Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki listens to journalists questions during a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia said Tuesday, April 28, 2015, it has arrested a total of 93 people with ties to the Islamic State group in recent months, foiling their plans to carry out multiple terrorist attacks, including a strike on the U.S. Embassy in the kingdom's capital. Al-Turki said the arrests include a cell of 65 people arrested in March who were involved in a plan that included targeting residential compounds, prisons and security forces. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

FILE - In this Friday, April 24, 2015 file photo, Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki listens to journalists questions during a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia said Tuesday, April 28, 2015, it has arrested a total of 93 people with ties to the Islamic State group in recent months, foiling their plans to carry out multiple terrorist attacks, including a strike on the U.S. Embassy in the kingdom's capital. Al-Turki said the arrests include a cell of 65 people arrested in March who were involved in a plan that included targeting residential compounds, prisons and security forces. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)  (The Associated Press)

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says the police have arrested a suspected Islamic State group operative wanted for the killing of two policemen in the capital, Riyadh, earlier this month.

Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki says Nawaf al-Enezi, a 29-year old Saudi citizen, was taken into custody early on Tuesday morning after callers had tipped the police off. Al-Enezi was found in a hideout about 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Riyadh and was wounded by police gunfire during the arrest.

The Interior Ministry last week announced a $267,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

He is one of two Saudi men police say operated under orders from members of the extremist IS group in Syria in the shooting of the policemen. The other suspect is already under arrest.