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Attack on Saudi police in Awamiya sets oil pipeline on fire

Security forces extinguished the fire caused by a stray bullet that had hit a nearby pipeline. (Shutterstock)

An oil pipeline was set alight after unknown assailants fired at a Saudi police patrol in the eastern Qatif district, the Saudi Press Agency reported Saturday.

The fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday after shots were fired at security forces patrolling the oil-rich village of Awamiya, SPA said.

Security forces extinguished the fire caused by a stray bullet that had hit a nearby pipeline.

Local police said they launched an investigation into the incident.

 

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Last Update: Saturday, 18 October 2014 KSA 18:50 - GMT 15:50
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