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Al Qaeda claims role in attack

August 31, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that injured a Saudi prince and said the bomber -- a wanted militant who had fled to Yemen -- arrived on a royal jet after convincing the ruling family he wanted to surrender.

Despite the attack on Deputy Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayif, his father, Interior Minister Prince Nayif ibn Abdulaziz, said the kingdom would not change its offer for militants to repent.

Saudi officials have said the prince was lightly wounded in the bombing at his home in Jidda on Thursday while receiving well-wishers. Prince Nayif is a half brother of King Abdullah and one of the most powerful members of the royal family.

"You tyrants . . . your bastions and fortifications will not prevent us from reaching you," Al Qaeda said in a statement.

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