One Saudi policeman killed, 6 injured in Qatif terror attack

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A Saudi police officer has been killed and six others wounded in a terror attack in the town of Awamiya in eastern Saudi Arabia, interior ministry said Sunday.

In a statement, the ministry said a police patrol on Sunday came under a terrorist attack that used explosive projectile.

Dozens of Saudi police personnel and civilians have been killed and wounded in the Shiite majority town.

Last week, five people were killed when security forces began an operation to flush out suspected militants in Awamiya.

The statement said those injured were currently in a stable condition. 

Motivated by the Shiite Iran, residents of Awamiyah tend to destabilize the kingdom. 

Last Modified: 07 30 2017 11:03 PM

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