Saudi Arabia says wanted man blew himself up during arrest

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — a man wanted by security officers Saudi Arab He killed himself with an explosive belt to evade arrest, injuring four others in the blast, the state said on Friday.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency, citing the Saudi State Security Presidency, identified the dead man as Abdullah bin Zayed al-Shehri.

As security forces approached him in the Saudi city of Jeddah on Wednesday, al-Shehri detonated the bomb belt, the report said. The injured have been identified in the report as a Pakistani national and three security officials.

The report did not provide any details about al-Shehri’s background, nor does he belong to any known extremist group.

The state has fought al-Qaeda and Islamic State militants.

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