American shot dead in Riyadh

An American has been shot dead in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

    Security forces are battling a widespread insurgency

    A US embassy spokesman said on Tuesday that t

    he victim could not be identified until the next of kin had

    been notified.

    The dead man worked for the Vinnell Corporation, whose activities include military training for Saudi forces.

    The man was killed as he left a clinic on Electricity Street in

    eastern Riyadh's Gulf district, al-Arabiyya satellite channel said, quoting

    its correspondent in the kingdom.

    Repeated attacks

    Two days ago armed dissidents shot dead an Irish cameraman and gravely

    wounded a BBC correspondent in Riyadh as they were filming near the

    home of a slain opposition fighter.

    And on 28 and 29 May,

    four armed dissidents killed 22 people including Westerners in a

    hostage-taking drama in the eastern oil city of Al-Khobar.

    Usama bin Ladin's al-Qaida has been blamed for

    repeated attacks on compounds housing Westerners and Arabs in Saudi

    Arabia in the last year in which more than 85 people have been

    killed.

    Saudi dissidents claim there is a widespread insurgency in the kingdom aimed at overthrowing the unelected pro-western monarchy.

    SOURCE: AFP


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