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Saudis fear bombers may attack holy city

Saudi Arabia was on Monday on alert with officials fearing an attack in the holy city of Mecca and diplomats warning of more violence after the weekend bombing of a mainly Arab residential compound in Riyadh, which killed at least 17 people. “They’re focusing their resources on Mecca. The concern is that extremist could be wanting to show that the government can’t perform its function as the custodian of the holy shrines and keep the mosques safe,” said a diplomat. Some of the perpetrators of the Saturday bombing are believed to have escaped after shooting the guards at the compound and could be planning more attacks. The US embassy, which said on Friday it had credible evidence of an imminent attack, is maintaining its warning. “I don’t believe we’ve seen the last of what the US was warning against,” said a western diplomat. Full Story

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