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Al-Qaeda killers on the run amid fears of greater bloodshed in Saudi Arabia

Saudi forces hunted for three suspected Al-Qaeda killers who escaped a massive security cordon after a bloody rampage that left 22 people dead, amid fears of even worse terror to come. Witnesses reported that the gunmen appeared to have given their pursuers the slip again in the Dammam area where they were spotted on Sunday, some 10 kilometres (six miles) from the scene of the carnage at Al-Khobar. The search had focussed on Dammam after the interior ministry said the militants’ leader had been wounded and captured, but admitted his three accomplices fled using hostages as a shield to board a getaway vehicle. The trio then seized another car in a residential area of Dammam, capital of the oil-rich Eastern Province and pursued their flight, witnesses said. Full Story

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