Saudi Interior ministry's spokesman Mansur al-Turki speaks during a press conference at the Saudi Officers club on July 5, 2014 in Riyadh. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE
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Three mortar bombs landed inside Saudi Arabia Monday close to its northern border with Iraq, where Islamist militants have grabbed land in a lightning advance, officials said.The mortars caused no casualties but will stoke security fears in Saudi Arabia, which is also facing militants on its southern border with Yemen, where at least 10 people died in an Al-Qaeda raid into the kingdom Friday and Saturday.Six Saudi members of Al-Qaeda, already wanted by authorities, launched their attack on the town of Al-Sharurah, close to the southern border with Yemen Friday, Interior Ministry spokesman Maj.In November, a Shiite militia in Iraq said it fired six mortar bombs in the kingdom, into a barren patch of desert on another area along 800-kilometre (500-mile) border.
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