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    Saudi Arabia's authorities have detained a total of 33 terror suspects over the last four days, including United States and Kazakhstan citizens, local media said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Of those arrested, nine were from the United States, three from Yemen, two from Syria, as well as an Indonesian, a Filipino, an Emirati, a Kazakhstan nationals, a Palestinian and 14 Saudis, the Saudi Gazette reported.

    The arrests have not been confirmed to be linked to Friday's attack on the Al Ridha Mosque in Al Ahsa.

    On January 29, a suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia claimed the lives of at least four people while injuring dozens more. No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, while local media reported on Sunday that Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister identified 22-year-old Saudi national Abdul Rahman Tuwaijri as the perpetrator.

    Friday's attack was branded by Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Asheikh as a criminal plot aimed at spreading sedition and terror, according to the report.


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