Four armed men set Saudi bus on fire in oil province

Latest Update: January 6, 2016 | 347 Views

DUBAI: Four armed men set a bus on fire on Tuesday carrying workers in Saudi Arabia’s oil-producing Eastern Province, state news agency SPA reported.

State oil company Saudi Aramco said none of its employees had been injured but gave no further details.

SPA said the men had stopped the bus in the district of Qatif, the home of prominent Shia Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed on Saturday with 46 other men.

Nimr’s execution has angered Shias across the Middle East and caused a major diplomatic row between mainly Shia Iran and Saudi Arabia’s conservative Sunni monarchy.

Social media showed pictures and footage of the bus burning.



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