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Police and Terror Suspects Die in Mecca Shootout

Saudi Arabia, reeling from suicide bombings that killed 35 people last month, said Sunday several suspected “terrorists” were killed and others arrested in a shootout in the holy city of Mecca. State-owned television said the men had been plotting an “imminent terrorist attack.” Saudi official sources told Reuters they were also wanted for other crimes, but declined to say if they were linked to Saudi-born Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda group, which has been blamed for the Riyadh bombings which targeted foreigners. The television said five “terrorists” and two policemen were killed in clashes after police raided an apartment building in the middle class al-Khalidiya district Saturday evening. Full Story

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