Saudi Arabia: Gunman kills five at Shia meeting hall

  • A gunman shot and killed five people at a Shia meeting hall in Saudi Arabia before he was killed by the police, Saudi media reports say.

    The Islamic State (Isis) has claimed responsibility for the attack, which was carried out in the eastern city of Saihat.

    Sunni extremists are known to target Shia civilians and members of other non-Sunni sects.

    The attacker was said to be in his twenties. Several people were injured in the gun-fight that broke out between the police and the assailant. 


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