I.S. ATTACK ON SAUDI KING FOILED
Four militants planned to attack Saudi royalty in KL last month
AT least four of the seven Islamic State militants arrested by police late last month had planned to attack Saudi Arabia’s royalty during the recent state visit by the kingdom’s ruler, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said yesterday.
He said police stopped the militants’ attempted attack on King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud and his entourage, who were in Kuala Lumpur for four days from Feb 26.
Police arrested four Yemenis, two Malaysians and an Indonesian with IS links in Kuala Lumpur last month.
“The Yemenis were planning to attack Saudi Arabia royalty in Kuala Lumpur. We got them in the nick of time. Thank God, they did not get close enough,” he said at Equatorial Hotel here yesterday.
He said the Yemenis were involved in producing false documents and distributing drugs.