Saudi Arabia catches 11 al-Qaeda member on border with Yemen
Riyadh - The Saudi Interior Ministry announced Tuesday the capture of 11 members of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, al-Arabiya news channel reported.
The cell was arrested on the Kingdom's southern borders with Yemen, the report said. The group had been carrying several weapons.
The detainees, who were hiding near the border, were suspected of planning kidnapping and attack operations against Saudi security personnel, the Dubai-based channel said.
Yemen is the ancestral homeland of fugitive al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and is facing a rising tide of terrorist attacks as militants seek to strengthen their base in the country. (dpa)