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    Man threatened to bomb Saudi embassy in Algeria arrested


    Feb 16, 2023

    RIYADH — Algerian security forces arrested a person suspected of threatening to bomb Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Algiers.

    Saudi Arabia’s embassy said it had received a phone call on Wednesday evening from a person who directly threatened to blow up its headquarters. The embassy then notified Algerian authorities who were able to identify and arrest the suspect.

    The embassy reiterated in a statement their confidence in the Algerian security forces, which did not hesitate to protect the embassy and its employees from this threat, and to bring those who did it to justice. It also praised the efforts of the Algerian authorities.

    Algerian state TV quoted the security forces as saying that the suspect, none of whose personal details were released, would be charged after medical checks and psychological tests. — SG with inputs from Agencies


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