Al Qaeda take 50 Hostages in Saudi Arabia

by on May 29th, 2004,2933,121282,00.html

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia — Suspected Islamic militants sprayed gunfire inside two oil industry compounds on the Persian Gulf, killing at least 10 people — including one American — before taking at least 50 hostages at an expatriate residential complex.

Saudi security forces seeking to kill or capture the militants stormed the walled, waterfront Oasis complex, where a housing manager said 50 hostages were still being held including Americans, Italians and Arabs.

Stephen Macklin