Officials say Saudi security officer killed after Mecca raid

May 6, 2016 1:27 PM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Officials in Saudi Arabia say a security officer has been shot and killed in the holy city of Mecca, just hours after a raid there targeting suspected Islamic State militants.

Police announced on Friday that the shooting happened Thursday night outside of a police station. They say an investigation has begun into Cpl. Khalaf Lafi al-Harithi's killing.

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