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Saudi authorities arrest 18 IS suspect

The spokesman of the Saudi Interior Ministry says security authorities have arrested 18 suspects belonging to the Islamic State group, including bomb makers.

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He added that the suspects carried out different roles including logistical operations and recruitment, as well as providing shelter and financial support to the militants.

Al-Turki said that the terror suspects had experience in making explosives and suicide vests.

Saudi Arabia has been targeted by a number of deadly suicide bombings and other attacks claimed by the Islamic State group in recent years. The country is part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group in Iraq and Syria.