11 Al Qaeda terrorists held in Saudi Arabia

April 8th, 2009 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS  

Riyadh, April 8 (DPA) Saudi Arabia Tuesday announced to have captured 11 members of the Al Qaeda terrorist network, who were planning attacks on security personnel.
The terrorist cell was arrested on the Kingdom’s southern borders with Yemen, the al-Arabiya news channel reported, citing interior ministry officials. The group had been carrying several weapons.

The detainees, who were hiding near the border, were suspected of planning kidnapping and attack operations against Saudi security personnel, the Dubai-based channel said.

Yemen is the ancestral homeland of fugitive Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and is facing a rising tide of terrorist attacks as militants seek to strengthen their base in the country.

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