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Saudi Arrests Seven in More Raids in Mecca

Saudi police have arrested seven suspected Islamic militants in the Muslim holy city of Mecca where five other militants were earlier killed in a police raid, security sources said Monday. The sources said seven men suspected of involvement in Saturday’s shoot-out in Mecca, which is off-limits to non-Muslims, were arrested around the city Sunday. Saudi officials declined to say if the militants were linked to Saudi-born Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda group, which has been blamed for suicide bombings in Riyadh in May against foreigners. Stung by U.S. charges of not doing enough to prevent the bombings which killed 35 people, Saudi Arabia has boosted security and cracked down on militancy in the oil-rich kingdom. Full Story

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