Saudi Arabia boosts security at malls, oil facilities amid Yemen, Islamic State strikes

Saudi Arabia is beefing up security around shopping centers and oil facilities after receiving information about possible threats to the sites.

Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said in a statement Monday that precautionary measures were put in place to protect against an attempt by militants to target the facilities.

The oil-rich kingdom is leading a coalition carrying out airstrikes against Iranian-allied rebels in its southern neighbor, Yemen. It is also part of the U.S.-led coalition targeting Islamic State militants who have taken over large parts of Iraq and Syria.

U.S. diplomatic missions in the kingdom temporarily stopped providing consular services for a week in March due to security concerns. Two police officers were killed in a drive-by shooting in Riyadh earlier this month.