Saudi Police says 28 men arrested planning to attack Muslim holy sites

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December 23, 2007 13:49

 
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Saudi Arabian police have arrested 28 men for allegedly planning to attack holy sites around Mecca and Medina during the recently finished Muslim haj pilgrimage, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said Sunday. The ministry said 27 of the men were Saudi nationals and one was a foreign resident. "Thanks to God, the security forces managed to detain members of the deviated group who have links with elements outside (the kingdom) while planning to carry out criminal acts inside," a statement by the Interior Ministry said. Saudi authorities often use the term deviated group to describe terror suspects linked to al-Qaida.

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