Saudi Arabia police killed Taie Bin Salem bin Yaslem Al-Saya’ari in a shootout.
The Saudi man who studied in New Zealand and manufactured a bomb for use in an ISIS attack was inspired by a close friend’s death, a former friend of his says.
Taie bin Salem bin Yaslam al-Saya’ari died alongside another ISIS-linked extremist in a shootout on Saturday with officers in Riyadh, wearing a suicide bomb vest and clutching a machine gun, Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said on Sunday (NZT).
The Saudi Interior Ministry said Al-Saya’ari manufactured the suicide bomb used in the July 4 attack outside of the Medina mosque where the Prophet Muhammad is buried, an assault which killed four Saudi security force members and wounded five. Read full and watch video in stuff.co.za