Top Saudi Suspect in 1996 Anti-U.S. Bombing Arrested, Sharq Says

The mastermind of the 1996 truck bombing in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, that killed 19 U.S. servicemen has been arrested, the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported Wednesday.

Saudi national Ahmed al-Maghsal, who’s been on the run for 19 years, was arrested in Beirut and handed over to Saudi authorities in the capital, Riyadh, the newspaper said, citing officials it didn’t identify.

It said al-Maghsal planned the bombing in Tehran and headed the Iranian-backed Saudi offshoot of the Hezbollah militant group.

There was no immediate comment from Saudi officials.

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