Security operations in Jeddah on Saturday morning saw two suicide bombers blow themselves up. Security officials say that they were able to charge two separate hideouts simultaneously. The first operation centered on a rest house in the Harazat area of Jeddah.
The second operation focused on a hideout location that was turned into a bomb-making factory.
A Saudi security spokesman confirmed that neighbouring areas at both locations were cleared before the operations began but turned violent quickly after the extremists refused multiple requests to surrender peacefully. “After several attempts to evade security officials by firing their weapons, the two extremists blew themselves up,” the spokesman said.
No one was hurt during the operations to capture the extremists.
Meanwhile, another armed suspect who has been named as Hussam al-Jahni was arrested in connection to the attacks earlier in the day at his hideout apartment in al-Nassim neighbourhood.
Jahni, who was captured along with his Pakistani wife Fatima Ramadan Murad, was arrested by security forces before he could resist capture.
Security forces are proceeding with their operations and the interrogation of the arrested extremists to get more details.