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Saudi arrests five after seizing bomb-making CDs
( 2003-12-26 10:50) (Agencies)

Saudi authorities, facing a wave of militant attacks, have arrested five people after raiding computer shops selling compact disks containing hidden bomb-making instructions, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.

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Police were questioning four owners of computer shops in the southern Jazan region and a fifth person believed to have supplied the CDs to the shops, Al-Watan newspaper said.

Officials were not immediately available for comment.

The daily said some of the shop owners might not have known about the bomb-making tutorial files hidden on the CDs.

Only someone with technical knowledge would be able to find the files.

Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has launched a crackdown on Muslim militants, especially after bombings in the capital Riyadh in May and November killed more than 50 people. The string of attacks have been blamed on al Qaeda.

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