Saudi Arabia arrests 149 al-Qaida militants, report says

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 26, 2010 16:00




The Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry announced on Friday that in the past eight months it has arrested 149 al-Qaida militants who were planning attacks on state and security officials and journalists, AFP reported.

Out of the 149, 124 are Saudis while the rest belong to other nationalities, according to a statement carried by state-owned Al-Ekhbareya television.

Saudi authorities have also dismantled 19 Al-Qaida cells, the report suggested.


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