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Checkpoints Set Up Near Riyadh to Track Down Terror Suspects

At least three of the 19 wanted Al-Qaeda suspects who escaped on Tuesday after a shootout with police fled in a Mercedes which was parked in front of a car maintenance workshop on the Riyadh-Dammam Expressway, Al-Watan reported yesterday. The terror suspects took the car at gunpoint. The Arabic daily said police did not open fire on the suspects because of the risk to bystanders. “Police also wanted to arrest them unhurt to question them about their contacts,” the paper added. The suspects, who had earlier been using a Honda car, opened fire on police who gave chase. The hunt for the suspects lasted for 15 minutes, the paper said, starting in the Ashbeliya district east of Riyadh and ending at the workshop. “The suspects abandoned their (Honda) car in front of the workshop as its front wheel blew up,” the paper said. “They got into the Mercedes under cover of gunfire and escaped into a densely populated district.” Full Story

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