Saudi Arabia Said to Arrest Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers Bombing

August 27, 2015 4:13 AM

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Saudi Arabia Said to Arrest Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers Bombing

CAIRO — Saudi Arabia has arrested the man accused as the mastermind of a 1996 bombing that killed 19 American airmen, a Saudi-owned pan-Arab newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed officials.

The suspect, Ahmed al-Mughassil, was identified in an American federal indictment as a senior leader of an Iranian-backed Saudi militant group that sought to kill American military personnel in the Persian Gulf.

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