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Report: Saudi Police Foil Airliner Attack

Saudi security forces have seized light planes packed with explosives near Riyadh’s King Khalid airport, foiling a plot by suicide pilots to blow up a Western airliner on the runway, a British newspaper said on Sunday. Two pilots apparently intended to crash their light planes into a Western jet as it taxied slowly on the tarmac, the Mail on Sunday quoted Patrick Mercer, homeland security policy chief for Britain’s opposition Conservative Party as saying. “My understanding is that (the light planes) were found on the flight line and that the plan was to fly them into a passenger jet either about to land or take off,” Mercer told the paper.The two pilots were among several people arrested after the planes were discovered some time in the past few weeks, the paper said. It said British Airways was believed to be the most likely target, although several other European carriers also use the airport. A BA spokesman said the airline had no knowledge of the incident described in the paper. Full Story

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