Islamic Radicals Behead American in Saudi Arabia

(Washington Post) - The decapitated corpse of Paul M. Johnson Jr. was found on the outskirts of the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Friday, after the group calling itself al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula announced his death and posted photos of his remains on a website. Johnson was the third American in less than two weeks to meet a violent death in Riyadh. Saudi officials reported Friday that Abdulaziz Muqrin, leader of the al-Qaeda group, was one of three men killed in a shootout with security forces.

2004-06-18 00:00:00

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