What is disturbing about this report is that there are thousands of Saudi students in NZ; none of them vetted. The Security Intelligence Service needs to start doing its job.
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.