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Multiple explosions in Riyadh; Westerners, Saudis feared killed

May 13, 2003 06:28 IST

An unspecified number of Westerners and Saudis were killed when explosions ripped through three residential compounds in Riyadh on Monday night, according to a hospital official in the city.

"Dozens of people were wounded and they are being treated at some 10 hospitals," the official at the al-Hamadi Hospital told Reuters. "I am sure there are dead."

The blasts came on the eve of US Secretary of State Colin Powell's visit to Riyadh.

On May 1, the State Department had warned Americans living in the Arab nation that 'terrorist groups may be in the final phases of planning attacks against US interests in Saudi Arabia'.

The government said other US citizens in the country 'should evaluate their own security situations, and should consider departing Saudi Arabia'.

With inputs from agencies

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Sub: No it is not like that; it is jihad versus jihad.

The rulers of Saudi Arabia will pay a heavy price for funding the breeding of terrorists in the name of Jihad. The same terrorists will ...

Posted by p chandra

Sub: Good message

I totally agree to the message sent by Kadwa Sach-----Yes! these americans{Bush} feels that they are the world government & United Nation is a nothing ...

Posted by rashid

Sub: its only terrorism

I think it is only terror it is not jehad. jehad is name of peace and humanity but some mentelly disturbed people says that it ...

Posted by mohd.sebtain zaidi

Sub: Blasts

Now Saudi Arabia should get ready for its invasion. The US will now say that it wants to free Saudi from Al-Qaeda and invade it. ...

Posted by kadwa sach

Sub: Explosions rock Riyadh

Such atacks by the fundamentalists should not come as a surprise in the wake of untold miseries suffered by the Iraqis in the recent so ...

Posted by Sindhu Pramod



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