Saudi Security Forces Kill Oil-Facility Attack Suspects

Saudi security forces shot dead five suspected militants on Monday, according to the Saudi government. The suspects were believed to be involved in a foiled attack on the world's biggest oil processing complex.

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In Saudi Arabia today, security forces killed five militants during a two hour gun battle in a suburb of the capital, Riyadh. Saudi officials say the militants were hiding in a villa near compounds where many Westerners live. They're linking the five to last week's attack on the vast oil complex of Abqaiq in the eastern part of the kingdom. Suicide bombers in cars tried to break into the oil complex, killing two Saudi guards. Al-Qaida claimed responsibility for that attack.

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