2004 News Story

Kingdom denies AFP report of atrocity after Yanbu attack

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has categorically denied a report circulated by the Agence France Presse (AFP), which, citing unauthenticated sources, claimed that the corpses of two persons including one American, who were killed during yesterday’s vicious attack in Yanbu, were dragged through the streets. This report, the official statement said, is absolutely false and baseless, and expressed surprise and dismay that such a fabrication should have been circulated.