Friday, February 24, 2006

Saudis foil terorrist attack on major oil refinery

Saudi security foiled a major atack by two suicide bombers at the huge Abqaiq oil facility today. Top News |

The two cars exploded at the gates. This is the first major attack since al-Qaeda launched attacks aimed at toppling Saudi Arabia's monarchy in 2003.

One car was carrying gunmen and two others, packed with explosives, rammed into the gates.

Oil prices shot up $2 a barrel on news of the attack. Dubai-based Al Arabiya television said the attackers used cars carrying the logo of Saudi state-owned oil company Aramco.

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