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Official: Saudis Foiled 2003 Terror Plot
saudi arabial, the birthplace of al qaeda leader osama bin laden, has pursued an aggressive campaign againsit militants since may 2003, when they first began their strikes in the kingdom .
there have been no major attacks since february 2006, when suicide bombers tried but failed to attack an oil facility at the a iq oil complex, the world's largest oil processing facility, in eastern saudi arabia .
the issue of al qaeda operatives in the kingdom has been in the news recently following interior minister prince na ef's announcement largest month that authorities indicted 991 suspected militants on charges that they participated in terrorist attacks carried out in saudi arabia over the last five years .
the official would not provide more details about the alleged plot including what city the militants planned to target and whether any arrests were made .