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Saudi-UAE football match terror plot foiled

31-Oct-2016 :

Manama: Saudi security agencies obtained information about a terror threat targeting the Jawhara Stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah during a football World Cup qualifier match between Saudi Arabia and the UAE on October 11, the interior ministry spokesperson said.

The information, received two days before the match, said that terrorists planned to detonate car parked in the stadium parking lot, the spokesperson added.

“Tighter security measures were taken and more troops were deployed to ensure prompt and decisive action against any suspect or suspicious activity. Greater field work resulted in the identification and arrest of the suspects one day before the match,” he said.

The suspects were two Pakistanis, one Syrian and one Sudanese.

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