Saudi forces kill oil province attacker: SPA

Saudi security forces shot and killed a man who was among a group that opened fire and hurled a fire-bomb at a police station in the oil-rich Eastern province, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Saturday.

The agency also quoted an Interior Ministry spokesman as saying that four members of the security forces were wounded in a separate attack by masked gunmen on motor-bikes who fired at  two patrols in the village of Sehat, also in Eastern Province, early on Saturday.

Two men were killed last Sunday in Eastern Province during protests after the arrest of a prominent cleric.

The Interior Ministry blamed the killings on criminals

The SPA quoted Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki as saying the attack on the police station in Awamiya took place  at around 9:30pm on Friday. One of the four attackers hurled a Molotov cocktail at the station while the three others opened fire, he said.

"The security at the position dealt with them in accordance with what the situation requires, which resulted in one being killed while the others fled," SPA quoted Turki as saying.

The agency said the second attack occurred at around 1am on Saturday, but gave no information on the wounded men's injuries.

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