Tuesday, November 4, 2014

At Least 5 Dead in Saudi Arabia Mosque Shooting; Shi'ite Worshipers Killed in Sunni-Ruled Country

At least five people have been killed and many more wounded after masked gunmen opened fire on a Shi'ite mosque last night in Saudi Arabia, the Euro News website reports today (November 4, 2014).

The shooting took place as worshipers were marking one of their most important religious anniversaries, Ashoura, to commemorate the death of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

It happened in the village of al-Dalwah, in the country's eastern al-Ahsa region, the heart of the Shi'ite community.

Six people have been arrested for the shooting. Shi'ites are a minority in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia, and say they are discriminated against in educational and job opportunities and restricted in their worship.

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