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Security officer killed, 2 wounded in Saudi Arabia blast 

A Saudi security officer has been killed and two security men were wounded when an explosive device exploded in a restive town in the country's eastern province, say officials.

Published: 12th June 2017 04:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2017 04:43 PM   |  A+A-

ISIS File Photo | AP

ISIS File Photo | AP

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says a Saudi security officer has been killed and two security men wounded when an explosive device exploded in a restive town in the country's eastern province.

Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said in a statement Monday that a security patrol was checking the situation in a neighborhood in the heavily Shiite-populated town of Qatif when the device exploded, killing Maj. Tareq al-Allaqi. The two injured men are in a stable condition, he said.

Violence between Shiite militants and security forces there has increased in recent weeks, with several incidents of militants firing rocket-propelled grenades at police.

The Islamic State group has previously launched attacks on Shiites in Qatif.

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