Saudi authorities kill six men for shooting soldier dead

Saudi authorities kill six wanted members of DAESH after shooting soldier dead

Photo by: AP (Archive )
Photo by: AP (Archive )

Saudi policemen form a check point in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi authorities have killed six men on Friday who shot dead their relative and a soldier after posting a video online pledging allegiance to the leader of DAESH.

Last month, the posted video showed the shooting of a man who was identified as Badr Hamdi al-Rashidi, a member of Saudi Arabia’s Special Emergency Force in the Qassim region, by men who pledged allegiance to DAESH leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Saudi interior Ministry said security forces killed the men after they refused to surrender and exchanged fire with the police, the Saudi state news agency SPA cited in a statement.

However, it was not clear if the assailants acted on orders by DAESH or on their own.

Photos of six men killed by Saudi security forces handed out by Saudi Interior Ministry.

DAESH has claimed responsibility for a series of bombings and shootings in Saudi Arabia since November 2014 attack that have killed more than 50 people, most of them Shiites but also more than 15 members of the security forces.

Saudi Security officials claimed that the group’s sympathiser mainly act independently inside Saudi Arabia, depending on DAESH for only limited logistical assistance, making it difficult to detect, but also less capable of attacks on well protected targets. 

TRTWorld, Reuters