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Western deaths spark Middle East terror alert

Fears of new terrorist attacks in the Middle East grew yesterday when a man blew himself up in Saudi Arabia – apparently by accident while preparing a bomb – and a gunman in Yemen shot dead an American and a Canadian. The Saudi blast, in al-Jazirah district of Riyadh, occurred in a house where police later reported finding three hand grenades, at least a dozen assault rifles, pistols, ammunition and explosives. A Saudi security official said the victim of the blast, who was not carrying any identification, might have been a member of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network. “We are investigating the possibility that the individual might have been a member of al-Qaida, or a sympathiser, and he might have been preparing an explosive device which blew up prematurely,” said the official, who was speaking anonymously. Residents said police had sealed off roads leading to the house in the middle-class suburb of the capital. Full Story

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