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Saudis arrest 4 more suspects in recent bombings

Saudi police have arrested four more suspects linked to al-Qaida as they crack down on extremists following the bombings in Riyadh, a Western diplomat said Thursday. It was the first report of the arrests, which the diplomat said were made Tuesday. He had no details on where or how the arrests were made. Saudi officials had announced Sunday that four suspects with apparent ties to al-Qaida were arrested last week for the May 12 attacks on foreign housing complexes in Riyadh. On Tuesday, Saudi security officials said three suspected al-Qaida militants had been arrested a day earlier in the western port city of Jiddah. Later reports – denied by the Saudi interior minister – linked those three to a possible hijacking plot. “The Saudis are working very, very aggressively throughout the kingdom,” the Western diplomat said, speaking on condition he not be identified. Full Story

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