Saudi Arabia arrests 11 Qaida-linked militants

April 7, 2009 11:53 pm 

RIYADH, April 8 — An official source at Saudi Arabia' s Interior Ministry said Tuesday that a group of 11 al-Qaida- linked militants were arrested in the kingdom's southern border, the SPA news agency reported.

"A clandestine 11-member deviant group with contacts with colleagues outside the Kingdom to plan to launch attacks against security men and abductions was apprehended in a mountainous hideout in the vicinity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's southern border," the report said.

After close security monitoring and follow-up, the police discovered the group which has taken steps to carry out a criminal plot including assaults on security men, abductions and holding some figures hostage, the source said.

The group had a hideout in a mountainous area where they stored food supplies, weapons and ammunition. The police has seized their arms and ammunition, the report said.

Saudi Arabia has been fighting against Islamist militants who have launched violent attacks to destabilize the monarchy. The Saudi government has arrested hundreds of suspects over the past year. (PNA/Xinhua) ALM/ebp


One Response to “Saudi Arabia arrests 11 Qaida-linked militants”

  1. ahmed on April 9th, 2009 4:59 pm

    good job