Saudi Interior Ministry's spokesman Mansour al-Turki. (AFP Photo/Fayez Nureldine)
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Saudi Arabia has detained 88 people, more than half of them Saudis, on suspicion of plotting "terrorist" attacks at home and abroad, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.Gen. Mansour Turki said after a news conference.Turki said that 48 of those arrested were Saudis and many had been planning assassinations.One of those arrested had been preparing sermons for use by Islamist militant groups in Iraq and Syria, Turki said.Turki said that around 2,500 Saudis were believed to be involved in militant activities abroad, including in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan.
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