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Three IS 'supporters' arrested for shooting Dane in Saudi: ministry

RIYADH: Three supporters of the Islamic State group in Saudi Arabia have been arrested for shooting and wounding a Danish citizen last month, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

“The perpetrators of this vile attack, three Saudis, have been arrested,” ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

He said they “perpetrated their crime in support of the terrorist group Daesh”, using the Arabic acronym for IS.

The victim “was injured in the shoulder and chest,” Turki said.

“Security was able to find the weapon used, which was a pistol (Glock) and the car used in the attack, as forensic evidence.”

Turki added that the suspects “trained for two weeks” before the attack.

Denmark has confirmed that one of its nationals was shot and wounded in the Saudi capital Riyadh on November 22. -AFP

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