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Al-Qaida Threatens More Attacks on Saudi Oil Sites; Two Wounded Guards Die

February 25, 2006 - Posted at 1:08 p.m. CST

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) _ Al-Qaida suicide bombers are threatening

to attack more Saudi oil facilities.

The terror group issued a statement on a militant Web site

threatening new attacks and claiming responsibility for yesterday's

foiled attack in eastern Saudi Arabia.

Two suicide bombers tried to drive cars packed with explosives

into the world's largest oil processing facility but security

guards opened fire and the vehicles exploded outside the gates. Two

security guards and the bombers were killed.

The Al-Qaida statement said the attack was meant to stop what it

calls ``the crusaders'' and the Jews from plundering Muslim wealth.

Saudi Arabia's oil minister met with the U-S commerce secretary

in Riyadh today and assured him that the kingdom would keep the oil

flowing despite terrorist threats.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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