I.S. AT­TACK ON SAUDI KING FOILED

Four mil­i­tants planned to at­tack Saudi roy­alty in KL last month

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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.

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