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…

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