Saudi arrests suspects over French killings

6th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

RIYADH, March 6, 2007 (AFP) - Saudi authorities said Tuesday they have arrested suspects over the February killing of four Frenchmen near the Muslim holy city of Medina but are still hunting two others linked to the murder.

RIYADH, March 6, 2007 (AFP) - Saudi authorities said Tuesday they have arrested suspects over the February killing of four Frenchmen near the Muslim holy city of Medina but are still hunting two others linked to the murder.

"Strong evidence led to the arrest of some suspects" in the shooting of the four French nationals on February 26, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by official media.

The ministry said it had given two other Saudi men until 8:00 am (0500 GMT) on Wednesday to turn themselves in to authorities to be questioned about the killings.

"Evidence shows the two are linked to the crime," ministry spokesman Mansur al-Turki told AFP.

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