Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Late breaking from tomorrow's papers: a shootout at a security checkpoint in Jizan is Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen: two terrorists wearing explosive vests killed and one Saudi police officer killed in the shootout. That first link is the BBC; for a Saudi account in Arabic see here. Like the August attempt on Muhammad Bin Nayef this is being blamed on Al-Qa‘ida in the Arabian Peninsula and is linked to events in Yemen; Jizan is another of those Saudi border areas (‘Asir, Jizan, Najran) that were among the last incorporated into the Kingdom in the 1930s and that have many links with Yemen. More as this evolves.