A Saudi court has sentenced 13 people, including an Afghan and a Qatari, to between 18 months and 30 years in prison for plotting an al-Qaeda attack against US forces.

The defendants were convicted of “forming a terrorist cell” to target American forces in Qatar with hand grenades, rockets and other weapons, official media said after Tuesday’s verdicts.

They also planned to attack U.S. forces in Kuwait, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The group intended to send someone to Iraq to learn how to make vehicle bombs that could target foreign soldiers, it said.

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