Saudi police shot at in home village of executed cleric: State media

RIYADH: Saudi police were shot late Sunday in the home village of executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, the country’s official SPA news agency said.


Security forces were looking for the people who carried out “these terrorist actions”, SPA reported, citing a police spokesman in oil-rich Eastern Province.

The 56-year-old’s execution on Saturday has fuelled tensions in the Middle East, with Shiite-majority countries expressing condemnation and the kingdom’s diplomatic missions in Shiite-dominated Iran coming under attack.