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Al-Qaida Vows More Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities


The Saudi branch of the al-Qaida terror network is promising more attacks on Saudi oil facilities, after failing in an attempt to bomb the world's largest oil refinery, located on the kingdom's Gulf coast.

In a statement, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula said their militants will not stop attacks until "infidels" (Westerners) have been eliminated from Saudi soil.

The Internet statement, posted Saturday, has not been authenticated. It identifies the two terrorists who died in Friday's attack, and calls the assault on the Abqaiq facility a success.

Authorities say both of the attackers were on a Saudi list of 36 most-wanted militants.

Saudi authorities say two security officers also died in Friday's attack, and said the explosion did not affect operations at the plant.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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