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Saudis Arrest at Least 5 Men Believed Tied to Bombings

In a series of police raids in and around the holy city of Medina, Saudi law enforcement officials have arrested at least five men linked to the recent suicide attacks in Riyadh, including the accused mastermind and perhaps two of the clerics who backed the attacks with religious sanction. Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdel Aziz confirmed that a number of arrests had been made. But he provided few details in his statement to the official Saudi Press Agency, saying only that the investigation is continuing. However, Western diplomats and Saudi newspaper reports said that apparently at least five men had been arrested linked to the May 12 bomb attacks on three residential compounds that left 25 guards or residents dead, along with nine suicide bombers. Saudi and United States officials have said Al Qaeda, the terror network founded by the Saudi-born Osama bin Laden, remains the prime suspect in the attack. Full Story

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