Saudi king in Mecca for crown prince’s burial

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Nayef took a leading role in combating the al Qaeda branch in Yemen as well. In 2009, al Qaeda militants tried to assassinate his son, Prince Muhammad, who is deputy interior minister and commander of counterterrorism operations. A suicide bomber posing as a repentant militant blew himself up in the same room as the prince but failed to kill him.

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