Saudis arrest 172 "terror suspects"

Official says suspects were planning attacks on oil facilities and military bases.

    Saudi officials said the targets of the attackers
    were oil installations and military bases

     

    The ministry, in a statement read on state television channel Al-Ekhbariyah, also said that police seized large amounts of money and weapons in the "anti-terror" raids.
     
    Saudi Arabia has been battling al-Qaeda suspects since they launched a wave of bombings and shootings, many targeting Westerners, in the oil-rich kingdom in May 2003.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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