Saudi tightens mall security after alert of possible attacks

Shopping malls in Saudi Arabia have tightened security after the interior ministry issued a warning over possible attacks.

At the upscale Kingdom Centre Mall in central Riyadh, security guards inspected bags and scanned visitors with metal detectors before they entered, an AFP reporter witnessed.

Inside the older Akaria Mall and office complex in the city centre, guards also stopped visitors and searched their belongings.

At a suburban mall this week, a witness said they saw police cars deployed and officers inspecting the vehicles of arriving shoppers.

The new measures follow an interior ministry warning on Monday over a possible attack against a shopping centre or oil facilities…

Related: Saudi Arabia says IS group behind killing of 2 policemen: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Two Saudi men operating under orders from members of the extremist Islamic State group in Syria are suspected of being behind the killing of two policemen in the capital Riyadh, the kingdom’s Interior Ministry said Friday…

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  • The_Infidel_01

    Noone has noticed what clothing is for sale there? If the bag is mandatory in SA, why are those western clothes on offer? Shouldn’t every store be displaying bags?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I thought that was Midtown Mall in Saskatoon.

    • k1962

      They can wear them at home or under their vampire capes.

  • They should hire Paul Blart!

  • Jay Currie

    It is unsurprisingly that IS is turning at least threatening attention at the Saudis. A soft target with a long history of paying off potential threats. Plus a country which has more than a few very disaffected, religiously zealous, young people.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      The Saudis don’t do anything.
      They buy everything they need.
      Money can buy military might but it doesn’t by loyalty.

  • k1962

    Those lazy, obese, diabetics are going to get it big time, from their spawn. I hope their secret police are working overtime.

  • canminuteman

    As ye sow, so shall ye reap.