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Saudis killed in car blast ‘wanted’ for police murders

DUBAI: Two Saudi suspects killed when their car exploded in Awamiya town of the kingdom were wanted for murdering police officers, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. DNA testing identified Fadil al-Hamada and Mohammed al-Suwaimil, both Saudis, as the men who died on June 1 in Qatif city. A rights group alleged that authorities "extra judicially executed" Hamada and Suwaimil, and also used "indiscriminate and excessive force" this week against civilians in the Qatif district town of Awamiya. The ministry said…

Blast kills senior cop in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: A homemade explosive device has killed a senior Saudi police officer in a town where deadly violence has flared in recent weeks, the interior ministry said on Monday. Major Tariq al-Alaqi was killed and two policemen were wounded in the blast late Sunday in Awamiya, the ministry said in a statement. They were patrolling the town's old Almosara neighbourhood, where unrest has escalated in recent weeks around a redevelopment project. Alaqi is at least the fourth person to have been killed in the violence.…