Attack at Abqaiq fits post-Iraq jihadist thinking

03/06/2006
The foiled terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia Feb. 24 offers a probably unnecessary reminder that the militant form of Islamic jihad has multiple targets.Saudi security forces stopped at least two cars bearing explosives and killed the occupants as they tried to attack the giant Abqaiq processing center. Disruption of Abqaiq operations would have jolted an already shaky oil market.It wasn’t immediately certain that the terrorists, who apparently were on a suicide mission, belonged to Al Qaida or some other manifestation of militant jihad. They might have been local dissidents with political aims confined to Saudi Arabia. But that’s unlikely.The kingdom has been targeted by Al Qa...
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