Two Saudi po­lice shot dead in east

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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.

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