Saudi Orders Execution Over US Consulate Attack
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to death and 19 others to prison terms of up to 25 years for the 2004 armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Jiddah that killed five employees.
It was an attack blamed on al-Qaida. The official Saudi Press Agency says another 35 suspects linked to the consulate storming will face court hearings this week.
The five people killed in the attack were locally-hired consulate workers.