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Saudis Arrest 124 in Terror Crackdown

Saudi police have arrested 124 people during the kingdom’s recent crackdown on terrorism, and some of the suspects are linked to Osama bin Laden’s terror network, the government said Tuesday. Saudi authorities launched an extensive manhunt after the May 12 Riyadh bombings that killed 34 people, and a June 14 raid on a terror cell that was allegedly planning attacks in Mecca, Islam’s holiest city. Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef said 124 people have been arrested in Saudi cities, including the capital, Riyadh, and the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. The detainees include people linked to al-Qaida, individuals who have returned from Afghanistan, foreign nationals and at least five women, the official Saudi Press Agency quoted the prince as saying. Full Story

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