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One American Killed, One Kidnapped in Riyadh
VOA News
12 Jun 2004, 16:32 UTC

An Islamist website has posted a statement attributed to the al-Qaida terror network, claiming responsibility for killing one American and kidnapping another Saturday in Saudi Arabia.

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The statement says the captured American is employed by for the U.S. defense contractor Lockheed-Martin and worked on Apache helicopters.

It says the abductors will treat the hostage the same way Americans have treated prisoners at the U.S. Navy Base at Guantanamo and Iraq's Abu Graib prison.

The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh has confirmed that one American civilian was shot dead in Riyadh and another is missing. The embassy says it is working with Saudi authorities to find the missing man.

Suspected al-Qaida militants have killed three Westerners in the past week in the Saudi capital.