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Dakar attack sounds alarm bells for Saudi Grand Prix

The explosion that went off under a French vehicle involved in the Dakar car rally in Saudi Arabia last week may have been a terrorist attack, France's foreign minister said on Friday. 'We told the organisers and the Saudi officials to be very transparent on what had happened because there were hypothesis that it was a terrorist attack,' Jean-Yves Le Drian told BFM TV and RMC Radio on Friday. 'There was perhaps a terrorist attack targeting the Dakar rally.' His comments are likely to irk Saudi Arabia. It's Public Security on 1 January said that 'preliminary evidence-gathering procedures found no criminal suspicion'. Saudi authorities have not responded to queries about the incident or the...
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