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UPDATED: 08:31, March 01, 2006
Saudi authorities confirm killing of al-Qaida leader
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The Saudi Interior Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that al-Qaida leader in Saudi Arabia Fahad bin Faraj al-Joweir was among the five terrorists killed in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

SPA quoted a statement of the Saudi Interior Ministry as saying that four of the five killed were identified as Saudis, including al-Joweir, but the identity of the fifth was being investigated.

The other three identified militants were listed among the 36 most-wanted suspects of the kingdom, the statement added.

The five men plotted a bombing attack on Abqaiq oil processing plant last Friday but escaped from the scene after it was foiled, it said.

Some ammunition, bombs and tow cars, one of which was used in the failed attack on the oil plant, were found with the terrorists in their hideout in one of the residential areas in al-Yarmouk suburb, east of Riyadh, the statement said.

Saudi security forces clashed with the terrorists and killed them in a shootout early Monday morning, it added.

Source: Xinhua

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