JEDDAH – A Pakistani woman was arrested as Saudi police raided terrorist hideouts in Jeddah, here on Saturday.
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According to reports, the Pakistani woman was identified as Fatima. The police reportedly confiscated an unfinished bomb from her residence, and arrested a Saudi man named Hossam bin Saleh bin Simran Juhani.
The security spokesman of the Ministry of Interior, Maj-Gen Mansour Al-Turki, said the hideout at Al-Harazat was used as a lab for making explosive belts and bombs and claimed the Pakistani women, Fatma Ramadan Balushi Ali Marada, was the wife of Saudi man Hossam.
القبض على /حسام بن صالح بن سمران الجهني، في الشقة التي تمت مداهمتها بحي النسيم ، وبمعيته إمرأة باكستانية تدعى / فاطمة رمضان بالوشي على مراد.
— وزارة الداخلية (@MOISaudiArabia) January 21, 2017
In another operation, two extremists were killed as Saudi police raided hideouts of terrorists in Jeddah while a bomb factory also exploded, according to Saudi Interior Ministry.
The ministry on Saturday confirmed that the two dead were using a rented accommodation in the city to manufacture bombs and explosive belts.
The two terrorists blew themselves up after failing to escape as captured in the following video.
— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) January 21, 2017
Saturday’s raids were part of ongoing counter-terrorism operations by the Saudi regime. Ever since the Islamic State (IS) militant group emerged as a force in 2014, Saudi Arabia has arrested 566 terrorists who reportedly formed eight sleeping cells, including six women.
The country also arrested five explosive experts, according to a report published on Saturday on Okaz local newspaper.