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Saudi Arabia foils 'terror' plot, busts two cells: ministry

Saudi Arabia thwarts a terror plot it says was targeting people and facilities inside the kingdom; the suspect includes Yemenis and Saudis

AFP , Sunday 26 Aug 2012
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Saudi authorities announced on Sunday they had foiled a "terror" plot by elements suspected of links to Al-Qaeda, mostly Yemenis, and busted two extremist cells in Riyadh and Jeddah.

The interior ministry said in a statement the suspects were "in contact with the deviant organisation abroad," a term usually used to refer to Al-Qaeda jihadist network.

The suspects were working on "recruiting elements to execute criminal attacks targeting security forces, citizens and foreign residents, as well as public installations," it said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency.

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