Emirates Arrests Cell Accused of Planning Terror Attacks

Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 09:29 AM

 

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Security forces in the United Arab Emirates have arrested a cell of UAE and Saudi Arabian citizens, which was planning to carry out terror attacks in both countries and other states, the official news agency WAM said on Wednesday.

The group had acquired materials and equipment for use in such terrorist actions, WAM said.

"The security authorities in the UAE, in coordination with the related security parties in Saudi Arabia, announced the arrest of an organized cell from the deviant group that was planning to carry out actions against national security of both countries and some sisterly states," WAM said.

The phrase "the deviant group" is often used by authorities in Saudi Arabia to describe al-Qaida members.

The UAE, a major oil exporter, regional business hub, and U.S. ally, has detained more than 60 local Islamists this year.

Those detainees, who belong to an Islamist group called al-Islah, have confessed to setting up a secret organization with an armed force whose aim was to take power and establish an Islamic state, local media reported in September.

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