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Saudi Arabia: 22 Die in Attacks, Hostage Standoff

Saudi officials say militants suspected to have links to al Qaeda killed 22 people before government commandos flushed them out of an upscale housing complex in an early-morning raid. The raid, launched from helicopters, ended a standoff stemming from Saturday's attacks on foreigners working in Khobar oil offices. Hear NPR's Linda Wertheimer and Global Radio News reporter Nigel Perry.

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As NPR's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer travels the country and the globe for NPR News, bringing her unique insights and wealth of experience to bear on the day's top news stories.