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UAE arrests suspected terror cell

By CNN Staff
December 26, 2012 -- Updated 1617 GMT (0017 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Members of a suspected terror cell were arrested, security forces said
  • They were planning attacks in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, officials said

(CNN) -- Members of a suspected terrorist cell aiming to carry out attacks in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have been arrested, the official Emirates News Agency reported Wednesday.

Those arrested included UAE and Saudi citizens, UAE security officials said.

UEA and Saudi Arabia worked jointly on the investigation into the terror cell, which had "exported materials and equipment aiming to conduct terrorist attacks," the official news agency reported.

Details about the alleged plots were not immediately available.

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