The Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Thursday that it had carried out the death penalty against a member of the ISIS terror group in Jazan city.
In a statement, it identified the individual as Saudi national Mohammed bin Ibrahim bin Ali al-Rifai. It said he had adopted takfiri ideology, which violates Islamic values.
He had consequently declared his allegiance to ISIS and its terrorist practices and sought to fulfill the group’s agenda.
He had at one point attacked a bank in Jazan city, opening fire at the people inside, leaving two dead and two wounded. Others were held hostage at the scene.
The perpetrator resisted arrest and opened fire at the security forces.
He was eventually arrested and charged. He was referred to the specialized court where he was convicted and sentenced to death.
The Interior Ministry underscored the government’s keenness on consolidating security and pursuing justice against everyone who violates the country’s security and stability and commits terrorist acts.