The United States believes that three car bombs were detonated late Monday in front of three compounds in Saudi Arabia housing US and other western nationals, a State Department official said. “We have reports from several witnesses that there were three car bombs that exploded at the compounds, one was in front of a high-rise building,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. The official could not confirm reports of a fourth explosion. A Saudi Interior Ministry official later confirmed that three explosions had occurred but did not identify the source of the blasts. Witnesses in Riyadh said many people were injured in the blasts. They said ambulances were seen ferrying the wounded out of the Al-Hamra compound on the road to the city’s airport, and hospital sources reported receiving many injured. Full Story
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