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29 killed and 194 wounded – the deadly return of al-Qaida

The terrorists who launched multiple gun and bomb attacks on westerners in Riyadh were believed yesterday to be part of a group that escaped arrest during a botched raid by Saudi police a week ago. At least 29 people – including the nine attackers – died when three massive, coordinated car bombs exploded at housing compounds in the Saudi capital, hours before the US secretary of state, Colin Powell, visited the kingdom yesterday. The bombings – directed mainly against westerners – are being linked to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network. The final death toll is still unknown, with the Saudi authorities confirming the death of seven Americans, seven Saudis, two Jordanians, two Filipinos, one Lebanese, one Swiss and the nine attackers. The number of wounded was said last night to be about 194, among them six Britons. Full Story

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