Islamic State claims responsibility for Saudi Arabia checkpoint attack

A Saudi security force member and a foreigner were killed in the attack in Buraidah, a city in Qassim Province.

Published: 13th July 2018 01:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2018 01:24 PM   |  A+A-

The Taliban and Islamic State fighters have regularly clashed since the latter gained a foothold in eastern Afghanistan in 2015, as the two vie for supremacy in the wartorn country.

IS militants (File | AP)

By Reuters

CAIRO: Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack on a security checkpoint in Saudi Arabia, the group's online publication said on Friday.

A Saudi security force member and a foreigner were killed in the attack in Buraidah, a city in Qassim Province north of the capital Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency said on Sunday.

Islamic State said in its Al-Naba newspaper that three of its fighters were killed in an attack on police forces in Buraidah.

It did not provide evidence to support its claim.

Qassim, a heartland of the kingdom's ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam, is one of the most conservative pockets of the country.

 

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