May 13, 2003
[Updated 12:30 EST] Saudi Bombing: At least 20 Dead Including 7 Americans and 9 Suspected Terrorists
Fox is now reporting that the death toll exceeds 90.
Ten Americans were killed and there was also "a large loss of life of others," caused by Monday night's terrorist bombings in Riyadh, according to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Tuesday...
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U.S. and Saudi officials said they suspect al Qaeda in the explosions, which tore through three compounds housing Westerners in Riyadh. Saudi officials said the assailants shot their way into the upscale, gated communities before setting off their explosives-laden vehicles in suicide attacks.
Guardian is reporting at least 50 are dead:
Between 40 and 50 people were feared dead today after a series of suicide bomb explosions rocked the Saudi capital, Riyadh, overnight. "It seems we have lost 10 Americans killed, many other nationalities were also killed," the US secretary of state, Colin Powell, told reporters as he arrived at Riyadh airport earlier today, within hours of the devastating attacks. "Terrorism strikes everywhere and everyone. It is a threat to the civilised world," he said.
From Sky News:
Unconfirmed reports say the son of Riyadh's deputy governor Abdullah al-Blaihed, an Australian, a Lebanese man and two children are among the dead...Posted by michele at May 13, 2003 06:18 AM | TrackBack