Saudi Arabia says Islamic State ordered attack on Shi'ites in al-Ahsa

By REUTERS
November 24, 2014 20:46

 
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DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has arrested the four main suspects in an attack on Shi'ite Muslims this month and believes it was ordered by Islamic State militants from abroad, the state news agency cited an Interior Ministry security spokesman as saying on Monday.

Seven members of the Sunni-ruled kingdom's Shi'ite minority were shot dead in the Eastern Province district of al-Ahsa on Nov. 3 as they marked their holy day of Ashoura.

Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, put down an upsurge of Islamist militancy a decade ago, but fears that jihadist groups such as Islamic State or the al-QaIda affiliate Nusra Front now operating in Syria or Iraq will radicalize Saudis to mount a new wave of strikes inside the kingdom.

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