Saudi Arabia holds more than 100 Saudi nationals suspected of ties to al Qaeda, Interior Minister Prince Nayef was quoted Wednesday as saying.
"Prince Nayef unveiled the arrest of more than 100 Saudis who returned from Afghanistan on suspicion of having links to the al Qaeda organization," al-Eqtisadiah newspaper reported.
"The number of those questioned on this issue was around 700 Saudis," said Prince Nayef, rejecting reports that the number was much higher. According to Reuters, the minister was speaking after a meeting of the consultative Shoura council late Tuesday. (Albawaba.com)