A Saudi policeman was shot dead in eastern Saudi Arabia late Tuesday, according to the kingdom’s interior ministry.
The policeman came under fire from an unidentified source as he left a police station in the eastern Qatif province, ministry spokesman Mansur al-Turki said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency.
He said an investigation has been launched into the killing.
The Shia-majority Qatif province has experienced unrest since the death of a prominent Shia cleric whose execution by the Saudi authorities last year led to a rupture in Riyadh’s relations with Tehran.
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