Saudi police seize 2.6 tonnes of explosives
RIYADH: Saudi police seized more than 2.6 tonnes of explosives packed into a car that “terrorists” intended to blow up earlier this week, the interior ministry said on Thursday.
“Explosives, including a combination of aluminium nitrate and aluminium powder, weighing a total of 2,644 kilos, as well as weapons and ammunitions were found in a van that terrorists planned to blow up,” said a ministry spokesman, quoted by the official SPA news agency. “Three bottles of gas, to intensify the force of the explosion, as well as 1,341 bullets were also netted from the vehicle,” the spokesman added. On Tuesday, the ministry said Saudi security forces had killed two “terrorists” who planned to unleash a car bombing on the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. —Agencies