Saudi says its own citizens behind border assault

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Updated: 7/08 12:38 pm

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says Saudi nationals who are members of al-Qaida were behind the attack on a Yemeni border post that killed five soldiers and left five militants dead.

Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki says in a statement that an investigation revealed at least six men who are on a wanted list carried out the Friday attack. One was arrested, he says, while five remain at large.

The violence erupted when a suicide car bomber struck the Yemeni side of the border post in the al-Wadia area, killing one Yemeni soldier. The militants then fled in two cars toward Saudi Arabia and opened fire on soldiers, killing four Saudi border guards.


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