2004 News Story

Car bomb explodes at traffic headquarters in Riyadh

  view of destruction to Riyadh building after car bomb April 21, 2004, courtesy Arab News

The Ministry of Interior has reported that a car bomb exploded near the General Directorate of Traffic in Riyadh today, resulting in casualties among citizens and security officers, and destruction in the surrounding area. At 2:00 p.m. local time, a car tried to enter the traffic headquarters. When stopped by the guards on duty, the driver exploded the car about 32 yards from the gate. Details will be issued later.

[text of press release by Prince Bandar bin Sultan on terrorist act]