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  Five children among Saudi victims
Updated 10 November 2003, 08.28

Five children were among 17 people killed in a bomb attack in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh at the weekend.

A further 36 kids were injured when suicide bombers struck on Saturday night at a housing development occupied mainly by Arab families.

Saudi officials are blaming the bombing on terrorist group al-Qaeda, which carried out a similar attack on another housing compound in the city in May.

It's thought the bombers drove into the development then blew their car up.


Some reports said they were posing as guards and used a vehicle which looked like a police car.

The rescue effort continued through Sunday night.

Seven Lebanese people, four Egyptians, one Saudi and one Sudanese were among those who died, officials said.

Many Arab people were particularly upset that the attack took place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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