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Saudi bomb attacks 'mastermind' held

The man suspected of masterminding a co-ordinated group of deadly suicide bombings in Riyadh in May has been taken into custody in Saudi Arabia. Saudi officials said Ali Abdul Rahman al-Ghamdi, also known as Abu Bakr al-Azdi, surrendered to a Saudi assistant minister of the interior. US officials said he was captured. Mr Ghamdi was number two on the list of most-wanted suspects in connection with the 12 May attacks. A US official who asked not to be named told the BBC that the detention of Mr Ghamdi was a major blow to al-Qaeda’s operations in Saudi Arabia. Thirty-five people, including nine bombers, died in the attacks on compounds housing Americans and other westerners in Riyadh. Full Story

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