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Friday, 24 February 2006

Suicide bomb attempt on Saudi oil facility at Abqaiq

First alerted to this via The Religious Policeman, BBC report is here. It is the first attack on Saudi oil installations, a policy long advocated by al-Qa'ida; Friday is of course the weekly holiday in Saudi Arabia. The facility handles roughly two-thirds of the Kingdom's oil exports and production is said, by the country's Oil Minister, Ali al-Nuaimi, to be unaffected.

Is this the beginning of something?

UPDATE: (Saturday 25FEB06 03.40 GMT) Al-Qa'ida claim responsibility for the attempted attack, report Reuters.

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