Saudi officials said Tuesday they foiled a planned terrorist attack and killed
two suspected militants. And, in Yemen security forces arrested a top al-Qaida
fugitive. Saudi officials say militants were planning to car bomb an unspecified
target in the capital, Riyadh.
The Saudi Interior Ministry says security forces seized a vehicle that was
ready to be detonated and killed two suspected militants.
The Ministry says the planned attack was set to coincide with the beginning
of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Earlier this month, a car bomb explosion killed 17 people in the Saudi capital
following an attack at a residential compound.
Meanwhile, in neighboring Yemen authorities say they have arrested a top
local leader of Osama bin Laden's terrorist network al-Qaida.
Yemeni security forces said Mohammad Hamdi al-Ahdal surrendered to police
Tuesday after they surrounded his hideout. A U.S. counter-terrorism official
says he was one of the top 20 al-Qaida leaders being sought.