Report: Al Qaeda claims Riyadh suicide bombing
A London-based Arab magazine said Tuesday that it had received an e-mail from a purported al-Qaeda operative claiming that the network was behind a suicide car bombing that killed at least 17 people and injured many others in Riyadh.
Saudi and U.S. officials already had blamed Saturday's attack on al-Qaeda, which opposes the United States and the Saudi ruling family, but no group had claimed responsibility.
"We struck Muhaya compound," Al-Majalla weekly quoted an e-mail from an "al-Qaeda activist" identified as Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj as saying, referring to the residential compound attacked Saturday. (Albawaba.com)
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