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Saudi Police Foil Car Bomb Attack, Kill 2 Suspects

Saudi Arabia said it foiled a car bombing in Riyadh Tuesday when security forces shot dead two “terrorists” it said was on the verge of launching an attack. The thwarted strike on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday followed a devastating wave of bombings in Saudi Arabia and Muslim Turkey in the holy month of Ramadan blamed on the militant al Qaeda network. State television quoted an Interior Ministry official as saying the shootout occurred at around noon (0900 GMT) as the “terror operation…was about to be carried out.” The security forces killed two unidentified men and seized a “vehicle which was primed for explosion,” it said. It gave no further details, but Riyadh residents said they heard gunfire shortly after 3 p.m. in the northeast of the city, an area housing several expatriate compounds. Some said the shooting followed a car chase. Full Story

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