Saudi Arabia: Two militants sentenced to death over terror attack

Cairo: A Saudi court today sentenced two militants to death on charges of involvement in a 2014 attack on a Shiite gathering and links to the terrorist Daesh group, the news portal Sabq reported.

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Both convicts did not show up at a court session held last week when rulings against co- defendants were delivered, according to the report.

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Last Wednesday, the court handed down death sentences to seven other defendants and a 25-year-jail term to each of three others in the same case. All the rulings are preliminary.

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The 2014 attack in the eastern Saudi region of Al Ihsa killed eight people, including three children.

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