Islamic State gunman kills five at Shi'ite center in Saudi Arabia




 
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Islamic State gunman kills five at Shi'ite center in Saudi Arabia
 
October 17th, 2015  
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Islamic State gunman kills five at Shi'ite center in Saudi Arabia
A gunman shot and killed five people in an attack on a Shi'ite Muslim meeting hall in Saudi Arabia on Friday before being shot dead by police, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State. The deadly assault will raise tensions in the kingdom's largely Shi'ite Eastern province, a focus of the ultra-violent Sunni militants who view them as apostates worthy of death. A resident reached by telephone told Reuters that the assailant approached the meeting hall in the eastern city of Saihat in a taxi but was stopped at a checkpoint manned by volunteers protecting the site.

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