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Saudis Arrest 8 in Deadly Riyadh Bombing

A series of police raids around the holy city of Medina on Tuesday and today led to the capture of eight suspected militants wanted in connection with the bombing attacks on residential compounds in the Saudi capital. The Saudi interior minister, Prince Nayef, told a news conference in the northern city of Tabuk that 11 people had been arrested, including the foreign-born wives of three of the men. Despite the arrests, the American ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Robert W. Jordan, said today that the United States still believed that chances were high of another attack. Prince Nayef, in remarks broadcast on television, said the men arrested were linked to the bombings on May 12 that killed 34 people including 9 suicide bombers. The prince said the bodies of six of the bombers had been identified, and that four of them were among the 19 members of a cell that was disrupted on May 6 with the discovery of a huge arms cache within sight of one of the compounds attacked. Full Story

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