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Saudis Say Raid Prevented an Imminent Terror Attack

The Saudi government said today that it had foiled an imminent terrorist attack with an overnight raid in Mecca on an apartment booby-trapped with explosives and that five suspects and two security agents had been killed. At least five people were arrested in the raid, including two Chadians, an Egyptian and a Saudi, a Saudi Interior Ministry official said. The unidentified official, whose remarks were carried by the official Saudi Press Agency and state television, said that after the raid a number of other suspects were arrested in Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, 450 miles west of Riyadh. He did not elaborate. It was not clear if the raid was linked to the crackdown in Saudi Arabia that began after suicide bomb attacks in May on Western residential compounds in Riyadh. Al Qaeda was blamed for those attacks, which killed 26 people, including 9 Americans. Nine Saudi attackers also died. Full Story

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