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Saudi Arabia Reports Arrests of 5 Terror Suspects


Saudi authorities say they have arrested five suspected terrorists linked to a February attack on the world's largest oil facility, located in the eastern part of the kingdom.

A Saudi Interior Ministry statement said the militants are linked to the foiled assault on the Abqaiq compound February 24.

Police said militants tried to drive two vehicles loaded with explosives past barricades and into the oil facility, which handles about two-thirds of the country's crude. Authorities said the attack failed when two guards opened fire and the attack vehicles exploded. Two guards and two militants were killed.

The Al-Qaida terror network claimed responsibility for that attack.

In late March, Saudi Arabia said it had arrested 40 suspected militants, including eight allegedly linked to the February attack.

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