Five killed in Saudi Shiite shooting claimed by IS

Saudi Shiite worshipers are frisked by members of security as they make their way to a hussainiya, a Shiite hall used for commemorations, in Qatif on October 16, 2015A gunman killed five people at a Shiite gathering in eastern Saudi Arabia before being shot dead by police, the interior ministry said, in an attack claimed by a group linked to Islamic State militants. It was the latest in a series of bombings and shootings linked to the Sunni extremist group in Saudi Arabia over the past year. The murders, in the Qatif area of Eastern Province, came two days after the start of commemorations of Ashura, one of the holiest occasions for the Shiite faith, a minority in Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia.

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