Saudi fugitives 'are al-Qaeda'
The Saudi Interior Minister, Prince Nayef, has said that 19 Islamic militants being sought by the authorities are suspected members of Osama Bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network. The group – all but two of them Saudis – had been planning to carry out attacks in the kingdom. Following a shoot-out with some of the men on Tuesday, the security services found a big arms cache in the house they had been using in the capital, Riyadh. Prince Nayef said the men – 17 Saudis, an Iraqi and a Yemeni – were known members of an al-Qaeda cell. Full Story