Terrorists 'Target BAE Staff in Saudi'
Islamic radicals may be targeting employees of British Aerospace in Saudi Arabia in a systematic terror campaign. In addition to a British BAE employee fired on in Riyadh on Feb 6, the Australian embassy has confirmed that one of its nationals working for the company was attacked a week earlier in the garrison town of Khamis Mushayt. Last June, another Australian employee of BAE in the northern garrison town of Tabuk was fired on by a sniper who had been lying in wait outside a BAE residential compound. All three targeted workers were unharmed. BAE has been in the kingdom for more than 30 years and has won huge defence contracts. Under an agreement between the UK and Saudi Arabia, it must invest 30 per cent of any new contract in the local Saudi economy by training Saudi workers or setting up joint business ventures. Full Story