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Bin Laden may have directed attack

Saudi officials and Islamist opponents of the regime say Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, may have personally directed a terrorist attack in the Saudi capital, which left more than 10 foreign nationals dead and scores injured. Islamist opponents of the royal family, who are familiar with the activities of al-Qaeda’s supporters in the kingdom, said on Tuesday the attacks were the result of a decision by Mr bin Laden himself to target foreigners and members of the royal family in his homeland, where his support is strong. “There is credible discussion in jihadi circles that this is the beginning of a new campaign, and that Osama bin Laden has given the go-ahead for a campaign in Saudi Arabia,” said Saad al-Fagui, a UK-based critic of the Saudi government who is also critical of al-Qaeda though has contacts with it. Saudi officials also say that Mr bin Laden is directing attacks in the country. Full Story

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