Saudi prince defiant after narrowly escaping suicide attack

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, lightly hurt in attack, says he's more determined than ever to pursue the kingdom's campaign against terrorism.

August 28, 2009 13:59
Saudi prince defiant after narrowly escaping suicide attack

Abdullah Nayef 248.88. (photo credit: )


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A Saudi prince who was slightly injured by a suicide bomber says he is more determined than ever to pursue the kingdom's campaign against terrorism, state television reported Friday. The comments by Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, assistant interior minister, came during a meeting with King Abdullah. The prince was targeted by a suicide bomber late Thursday during a gathering of well-wishers for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It was the first known assassination attempt against a member of the royal family since Saudi Arabia began its crackdown on al-Qaida affiliated militants following the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The Interior Ministry has spearheaded the kingdom's crackdown.

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