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Suicide Blast at Saudi Intel Office

VOA News

Saudi officials say two al-Qaida militants trapped inside an intelligence ministry building blew themselves up Saturday after being surrounded by security forces.

The militants were part of a group of six al-Qaida extremists who attacked the Wadia border crossing with Yemen Friday.

Saudi officials say police killed three of the militants and a third was wounded and arrested.

At least three security officers were killed.

Two militants escaped and barricaded themselves in an intelligence building in Sharurah, firing at security forces before blowing themselves up.

Saudi Arabia is building a tall fence along its southern border with Yemen to help stop terrorists and arms smugglers.

Some information for this report comes from AFP and Reuters.

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by: Walt from: USA
July 07, 2014 11:07 AM
Men use any excuse to make war, gain wealth and land. It is not religion, it is miss use of religion. If man did not have religion man would find another excuse. Thinking that religion causes war is childish. Man has a fallen nature. Given enough power man will always become prideful and arrogant.


by: Anonymous from: Earth
July 05, 2014 8:41 PM
Right....and have you taken your lithium dose this morning? This BS of ppl killing another, just for their beliefs or who they support (or do not), is fricking stupid (i.e. your asinine comment). I completely disagree with Saudi's givernment. But the opposition, like the d****** in this news piece, are the same in every way and do not offer the ppl of Saudi Arabia anything better, much less useful.


by: Azam from: Arabia
July 05, 2014 6:27 PM
now THAT is the beginning of the end of this corrupt family of lechers and vile reprobates. everyone associated with this family will be slaughtered

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