Bloomberg.com: Top Worldwide: "U.S. Issues Saudi Alert Saying Terrorists Targeting Airlines
Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Terrorists in Saudi Arabia are targeting Western aviation interests, the U.S. State Department said in an alert warning citizens to avoid travel to the Middle East kingdom and the Persian Gulf region.
``There is credible information that terrorists have targeted Western aviation interests in Saudi Arabia,'' the State Department said in an e-mailed statement. ``The U.S. government continues to receive indications of terrorist threats aimed at American and western interests, including the targeting of transportation and civil aviation.''
The alert supersedes a State Department warning issued in August after a raid by Saudi security forces against suspected terrorists revealed notes describing the layout of King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. The U.K.'s British Airways Plc temporarily canceled flights because the notes included details of where its aircraft parked at the airport."