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Two arrested as al-Qaeda urges more suicide attacks, Western embassies close

Osama bin Laden’s deputy called for more anti-Western suicide attacks and Saudi authorities announced the arrest of two wanted Moroccans, as the United States, Germany, Canada and Britain closed their embassies to the public. “Two Moroccan citizens wanted in connection with past security (incidents) were arrested,” Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz told the official SPA news agency. London and Washington both announced fresh intelligence indicated attacks were imminent in the kingdom, where 25 people died along with nine bombers in a May 12 suicide mission. A voice purported to be that of bin Laden’s number two in the al-Qaeda terror network, Ayman al-Zawahiri, urged Muslims to force Westerners from their lands and emulate the September 11, 2001, suicide hijackings in New York and Washington. “O Muslims, muster your resolve and hit the embassies of America, England, Australia and Norway, their interests, their companies and their employees … Set the ground ablaze under their feet … Kick these criminals out of your homelands,” said the tape played by Qatar’s Al-Jazeera television. Full Story

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