Saudi Arabian security man shot dead in Shi'ite area: police

December 14, 2014 9:21 PM

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RIYADH (Reuters) - An unidentified attacker killed a member of Saudi Arabia's security forces on Sunday, police said in a statement on state media, near a village where unrest among the country's Shi'ite Muslim minority has been focused.

The village, Awamiya, has been the focal point of unrest among Saudi Shi'ites since mass protests in early 2011 calling for an end to discrimination against the minority sect and for democratic reforms in the absolute Sunni monarchy.

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