Two Saudi police shot dead in east
RIYADH: Two Saudi policemen were shot dead yesterday when they came under fire in the kingdom’s east, where most of the minority Shiite community live, the interior ministry said. The predawn attack happened near a farm in the Saihat area of Qatif, on the Gulf coast. A ministry spokesman said the suspect or suspects in the “terrorist crime” had not immediately been identified. Hussein Al-Nemr, who lives in the area, said the early morning shooting happened near a highway checkpoint. He passed it later but could see no signs of what happened. It is the latest incident in Eastern Province as police continue to hunt suspects on a list of 23 wanted people issued in 2011 after Shiites began protests.