2 Shiites die in clashes with Saudi police: activists

AFP , Monday 9 Jul 2012

Two Shiites were killed in overnight clashes with police in the eastern Saudi province of Qatif following the arrest of a prominent Shiite cleric and government critic, activists said on Monday.

Akhbar Shakuri and Mohammed Filfel died and several others were injured during the clashes that erupted when police tried to disperse a protest over Sunday's arrest of Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr, said the activists.

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