Saudi Arabia said Friday it had killed 10 people suspected of spying for Yemen in an apparent retaliation for its air strikes in neighboring Yemen.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior said in a statement that “terrorists” had tried to infiltrate the country’s borders and tried to hide themselves in Saudi-owned stores.
It said the suspects had fled the country, while no information was immediately available.
Saudi security officials were not immediately available for comment.
The kingdom has been fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels since March 2015 and the kingdom has blamed the Houthis for a bombing that killed more than 150 people in Riyadh on Nov. 22, which was the deadliest attack on Saudi soil since a 2013 assault that killed thousands of people.
Saudi officials have repeatedly accused Iran and the Houthi movement of sponsoring and arming the rebels, accusing them of carrying out a deadly crackdown on civilians.