April 5, 2016 / 12:47 PM / a year ago

Saudi security official killed, Islamic State claims responsibility

DUBAI (Reuters) - Assailants have killed a senior Saudi security officer whose body was found west of the capital Riyadh, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by the hardline Islamic State group.

Arabiya identified the officer as Colonel Kitab al-Hammadi and said his body was found in an area called al-Dawami. The Islamic State's Amaq news website identified Hammadi as the director of internal security in the al-Quwayiyah region.

Reporting by Ali Abdelaty, Writing by Sami Aboudi, Editing by William Maclean

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