Saudi security forces are seen at the site of a clash with suspected militants in the capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 27, 2006 (AP)
BAGHDAD (AFP) – A Saudi suspect wanted in connection with a bid to blow up the world’s largest oil-processing plant in Saudi Arabia, has been arrested in neighbouring Iraq, Iraqiya state television reported.
The suspect, identified as Abdallah Salah al-Harbi, was detained by Iraqi border guards in the Samawa area, in southern Iraq.
Suicide bombers attempted to penetrate the world’s largest oil-processing plant at Abqaiq, in the oil-rich eastern Saudi province, on Friday but their attack was thwarted leaving two security men dead. The two would-be suicide bombers were also killed.
An Al-Qaeda statement posted on the Internet claimed responsibility for the attack.
A Saudi man talks on his mobile phone on a road leading to the house where five men were killed during clashes in Riyadh, 27 February 2006 (AFP)
Saudi security forces stand guard on a road leading to the house where five men were killed during clashes in Riyadh, 27 February 2006 (AFP)
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