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"Al-Qaeda" claims attack on US servicemen as Saudis kill two terror suspects

A statement purported to be from Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the shooting of American servicemen near Riyadh as Saudi security forces gunned down two suspects linked to the Al-Khobar carnage. The alleged Al-Qaeda statement, posted on an Islamist website but whose authenticity could not be confirmed, claimed the group killed two American officers, contradicting a US account that only one serviceman was slightly hurt in the shooting near the Saudi capital. “Mujahedeen from the ‘Fallujah Squad’ ambushed a group of American officers” on the Riyadh-Al-Kharj road Wednesday morning, killing two and seriously wounding a third, said the statement signed by the “Al-Qaeda Organization in the Arabian Peninsula.” The name of the squad referred to the Iraqi city of Fallujah west of Baghdad, a Sunni Muslim bastion of resistance to US-led occupation forces. Full Story

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