posted on Apr, 22 2004 @ 12:41 AM
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi militant followers of al Qaeda claimed responsibility for Wednesday's suicide bombing that targeted a security forces'
headquarters in the capital Riyadh and vowed more bombings against government symbols...
..."This operation which broke your backs, you tyrants, is but one shade of the many shades of pain which we will make you taste, God willing, and
revenge by bombings and assassinations and other means shall not stop," said the statement signed by the "martyrdom" unit of the brigades.
Addressing Saudi security forces, the group vowed to avenge the killing of several top wanted militants in the kingdom. "We will only heal our wounds
through blessed jihad (holy war)."
The statement mentioned, among other militants, Khaled Ali Ali Haj, a Yemeni man believed to be a top al Qaeda operative in the kingdom who was shot
dead by security forces in March.
Here's a story on Al-Haramain brigades from December 2003:
A small bomb exploded in a car in the capital Riyadh on Monday but caused no casualties in what security sources said was an apparent assassination
attempt on a security forces major. "As part of its the plan to assassinate the infidel clerics and idolatry's soldiers, the al-Haramain Brigades
declare its responsibility for the bombing in Riyadh," said a statement posted on an Islamist Web site often used by sympathisers of Saudi-born Osama
bin Laden's al Qaeda network.
[Edited on 22-4-2004 by AceOfBase]