Saudi blames Qaeda for deadly anti-Shiite attack
November 05, 2014  20:15
Saudi authorities today blamed militants linked to Al-Qaeda for an unprecedented attack that killed six Shiite worshippers, including children, and stoked sectarian tensions in the Sunni-dominated kingdom. Masked gunmen in Saudi Arabia's east late Monday killed at least six Shiites as they celebrated Ashura, the last day of the Muharam, one of the holiest festivals of their faith. 

Interior Ministry spokesman General Mansur al-Turki told Saudi media the attackers were "followers of the deviant ideology", using a term often used to describe Al-Qaeda.
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