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Iraq captures Saudi militant - state tv

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BAGHDAD, Mar 2 (Reuters) Iraqi authorities have captured a Saudi man who confessed to taking part in last week's suspected al Qaeda attack on Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil facility, Iraqi state television said today.

The Iraqiya channel gave no details of the arrest reported in a screen ticker. Iraq has announced a number of arrests of militant suspects during the past week of intense sectarian violence. Iraqi officials said they had no comment.

In the first direct strike on a Saudi oil target since al Qaeda militants launched attacks aimed at toppling the pro-Western monarchy in 2003, two cars exploded at Abqaiq's gates last Friday after security forces fired at suicide bombers trying to storm the world's biggest oil processing plant.

REUTERS DH RAI0343

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