Al Qaeda Links Seen in Attacks on Top Saudi Security Officials

(New York Times) Douglas Jehl - Islamic militants in Saudi Arabia with links to al-Qaeda appear to be making a concerted new effort to destabilize the Saudi government by assassinating top security officials, according to senior American officials. A series of assassination attempts in the last month, including a failed car bombing in the Saudi capital on Monday, have also included a previously undisclosed shooting on Dec. 4 of Maj. Gen. Abdelaziz al-Huweirini, the kingdom's top counterterrorism official, who was moderately wounded.

2003-12-30 00:00:00

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