January 12, 2016

Saudi Intel. building in Qatif attacked by firebombs

Monday’s incident apparently came in reprisal for Riyadh’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr earlier this month. The Saudi Interior Ministry has also confirmed that there was an attempted arson attack on the building.

One of the assailants has reportedly been captured. Footage posted on social media shows several masked men throwing firebombs over the protective outer wall of a building compound. It wasn't initially clear who was behind the attack.

However, the video contains a footnote indicating that the attack was in revenge for the execution of Nimr. The killing of the cleric has drawn strong condemnation worldwide.


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