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Five people dead after attack in Saudi Arabia


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Five people dead after attack in Saudi Arabia

 
At least five people have been shot dead in the east of Saudi Arabia.

Nine others have been wounded in the attack in the al-Ahsa district, one of two main centres of the country’s minority Shi’ite Muslims.

Three gunmen wearing masks are reported to have opened fire on a group of people leaving what is thought to be a place of worship.

Shi’ite Muslims around the world are holding ceremonies to mark the holy day of Ashura.

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