- RIYADH (Reuters) -- Saudi
security forces killed the kingdom's top al Qaeda leader Abdulaziz al-Muqrin
and two other militants Friday shortly after the group beheaded the U.S.
engineer they were holding, a senior security source said.
- "Yes it is correct, he (Muqrin) was killed with
two other senior militants," the source told Reuters. He said he was
one of three militants killed in the al-Malazz area in the capital, Riyadh,
in a shootout Friday.
- Muqrin claimed responsibility for the beheading of American
Paul Johnson and the killing of other Westerners in the kingdom, which
has battled Osama bin Laden's group for over a year.
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