Hezbollah Al-Hejaz is or was a militant organization operating in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain. Hizbollah in the Hijaz (Saudi Hizbollah) is a Shi‘i organization founded in 1987 in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. It is outlawed in Saudi Arabia. On 25 June 1996, members of Saudi Hizballah carried out a terrorist attack on the Khobar Towers housing complex near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. At the time, the complex was used to house US military personnel. The terrorists drove a tanker filled with plastic explosives into the parking lot and detonated it, all but destroying the nearest building. The attack killed 19 US servicemen and one Saudi citizen, and wounded 372 others of many different nationalities.VideoVideo: 2012 United States Department of State, is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction of Abdelkarim Hussein Mohamed Al-Nasser.
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