By Servet Gunerigok


Saudi authorities detained three royal family members, including a brother of the king and a former crown prince, for an alleged coup attempt, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al Saud, a brother of King Salman, and former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al Saud, the king’s nephew, are accused of treason, according to the report.

Guards from the Royal Court wearing masks raided the homes of senior members of royal family early Friday and took them into custody, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.

The guards

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