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Saudi plane plot uncovered by chance

The threat to shoot down a British Airways plane in Saudi Arabia came to light apparently by chance after a man drove his car through a checkpoint in Riyadh last Sunday and opened fire when the police gave chase. He eventually stopped at what was described as a “rest house” in al-Amana, a district in the north of the capital, and got out of his car carrying a weapon. “Immediately after, two cars emerged from behind the rest house and those inside started firing at random,” an interior ministry official told the Saudi daily Arab News. According to some reports 10 suspects were arrested but Arab News said they escaped. The group had apparently been using the rest house to store equipment. Police reportedly found a large cache of weapons and explosives and several ID cards there. Full Story

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