Saudi Arabia foils terrorist attack at World Cup qualifier

Saudi Arabia foils terrorist attack at World Cup qualifier

Saudi Arabia foiled plot to bomb the stadium during a World Cup qualifying match after arresting members of two cells linked to ISIL.

Authorities said on Sunday they had also dismantled two 'terrorist' cells linked to the ISIL group.

The interior ministry said in a statement that four suspects from each cell had been arrested.

One of the cells had planned to park a bomb-laden vehicle outside Al-Jawhara stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah during an October 11 World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the ministry said.

Its members were two Pakistanis, a Syrian, and a Sudanese, the ministry said, without providing further details of the plot or arrests, the Daily Mail reports.

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