SAUDI COURT HANDS DEATH SENTENCE TO MAN CONVICTED OF 2004 ATTACK ON SWISS FIRM
May 24, 2016: A man has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for killing six Westerners and a Saudi soldier in an al Qaeda attack in the city of Yanbu in 2004, local media reported.
The shooting at Swiss engineering firm ABB Lummus Global and a subsequent police chase killed two Americans, two Britons, one Canadian, one Australian and one Saudi. Three of the four attackers also died.
Reports in the pan-Arab daily al-Hayat and other media did not name the man but said he had assisted in the assault in Yanbu, an oil and petrochemicals hub on the Red Sea.
At the time, the only surviving attacker was named as Saudi national Mustafa al-Ansari. The other three were all members of the same family. (Sources: Reuters, 24/05/2016)