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Saudi Official Denies Suicide Pilots Report

Saudi Arabia yesterday denied a British newspaper report that security forces seized two planes packed with explosives near Riyadh’s King Khaled International Airport, foiling a plot to blow up a British Airways jet. “A Saudi security official said that a report by The Mail on Sunday quoting a British politician as saying that Saudi authorities arrested two suicide pilots who were planning to fly two small planes into a packed British Airways plane is not true,” the Saudi Press Agency reported. “It is unfortunate that some foreign newspapers have taken to publishing such baseless reports, with the aim of sensationalizing them and showing no sense of the responsibility of the media,” the Saudi official said. The Mail on Sunday said the suspected suicide pilots were arrested in the last few weeks after they were caught red-handed with aircraft loaded with explosives near the Riyadh airport. Full Story

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