The chickens have come home to roost................
October 13, 2009
RIYADH — Saudi authorities killed two suspected Al-Qaeda members carrying explosive vests in a shootout Tuesday, the government said, in a sign the group is plotting new attacks in the kingdom.
A police official was also killed and a third suspect arrested in the firefight near Saudi Arabia's southern border with Yemen, interior ministry spokesman General Mansur al-Turki said.
The early-morning shootout took place at a police checkpoint about 120 kilometers (72 miles) from Jizan on the road to Asir in southern Saudi Arabia.
Two of the three men, who had been on board a vehicle, were wearing women's clothing with explosive vests underneath and carried grenades, according to Turki.
"More grenades, automatic weapons and bomb-making materials" were also found in the vehicle, Turki added.
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