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Saudis Triple Bomb Inquiry; Vow Joint Antiterror Effort

As many as 70 additional American law enforcement and intelligence officials left for Saudi Arabia tonight after the Saudi government approved tripling the size of the team investigating the terrorist bombings on Monday in Riyadh. The dispatch of the officials, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies, was described by American and Saudi officials as a fresh sign of cooperation between the countries. Until tonight, only a smaller, preliminary assessment team of about two dozen United States agents from the F.B.I. and C.I.A. had been sent to the kingdom. The move came as a senior Saudi official, who called the bombings a “massive jolt” to his country, said his government would now “do whatever we need to do” to halt terrorism within its borders, and would work with the United States to do so. Full Story

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