Friday, June 23, 2006

Saudis foil terror plot, kill 6 terrorists

I guess they didn't want to be outdone by the FBI.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi security forces have shot and killed six suspected terrorists in the capital Riyadh, the Al Arabiya television network has reported.

Security forces reportedly foiled a planned attack early Friday and a gunfight followed.

One policeman was also killed in the shootout that occurred in a western district of the capital, while another suspect was wounded, Al Arabiya said.

The seven were linked to the "deviant group" -- a label used by authorities to describe supporters of Saudi-born Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, Reuters quoted an Interior Ministry statement as saying.

"Deviant group"... that's either a very appropriate name for al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, or else the Suadis have a serious case of denial.

I personally vote for denial, but I will give 'em credit for 6 dead terrorists. Hopefully they get some good intel out of the one that survived.