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Saudi al-Qaida Leader Among Those Killed Monday


Saudi Arabia says the leader of the al-Qaida network in the kingdom was among those killed in a shootout with security forces Monday.

The Saudi Interior Ministry said Tuesday the al-Qaida leader was killed along with four other men wanted for last week's failed attempt to bomb a massive oil processing plant.

Saudi officials say a sixth suspected militant was arrested in a separate raid Monday and will be interrogated.

Al-Qaida's Saudi branch says it was behind last week's attempted attack and has vowed to hit other Saudi oil installations.

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

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