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Saudi police killed one suspected al Qaeda fighter and arrested another in Wadi al-Dawasir, in the central part of the country. One of the two militants was disguised as a woman, and one of them had opened fire on security forces who had stopped the suspects' car at a checkpoint.
Security officials said recently detained al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives "planned to rob banks and companies to finance their operations" and plotted to assassinate Sauid officials. "Using poisoned perfume which they planned to send as gifts is one of the ways the arrested people planned to carry out their assassinations."
Former Gitmo detainee and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Mohammed al Awfi appeared on Saudi television and denounced al Qaeda. He also inferred that Yemeni security forces used al Qaeda to conduct attacks. "I have found there are those who ... use the mujahid (holy fighter) as a political tool," Awfi said.