Saudi detains 135 'suspects' in Mecca

Saudi police this week detained 135 "suspected sympathisers of militants" in the holy city of Mecca, a Saudi newspaper said on Thursday.

Saudi detains 135 'suspects' in Mecca
Saudi police this week detained 135 "suspected sympathisers of militants" in the holy city of Mecca, a Saudi newspaper said on Thursday.

The men of different nationalities were picked up in a security sweep of the city, home to Islam's holiest site, the semi-official al-Riyadh daily said.

Investigations were under way, it said.

Authorities arrested 172 men earlier this year accused of forming militant cells around the vast desert country, which is the world's biggest oil exporter.


Reuters
Last Mod: 09 Ağustos 2007, 12:28
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