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Saudi anti-terror chief escapes suicide bomb attack

Prince Mohamed ibn Nayef, a member of the Saudi royal family who is responsible for the kingdom's anti-terror fight, escaped a suicide bomb attack in Jeddah, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported yesterday.
Prince Mohamed, the deputy interior minister, suffered only superficial injuries after the suicide bomber got close to him and detonated his explosives on Thursday evening, the agency said.
The bomber was the only casualty. Prince Mohamed was receiving guests at the end of the day's fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, SPA said.
An official communique quoted by the agency said the bomber was a wanted terrorist who approached the prince under the pretext he wanted to give himself up.
Saudi television showed images of the prince after the attack. The anti-terror chief did not seem affected by his ordeal.