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Arrested Moroccans planned to hijack plane for 9/11-like attack in Saudi

Saudi security forces have arrested three Moroccan members of the al-Qaeda terror network who were planning to carry out a suicide attack with a hijacked passenger plane, a Saudi security source said. “The three men were apprehended late Monday just before boarding a Saudi Airlines flight to Khartoum, Sudan at Jeddah Airport,” the source told AFP. The men had planned to hijack the plane and crash it into a building in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second largest city and economic hub, the source said. Morocco’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Abdul Karim al-Sammar, was not able to confirm the arrests. “I have received no information about the arrest of any Moroccan in Saudi Arabia,” Sammar told AFP. Full Story

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