Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki listens to journalists questions during a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Masked men threw firebombs at an intelligence service compound in the city of Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia, activists said Monday, in an apparent reprisal for the execution of a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric earlier this month.Nimr was among 47 prisoners put to death on Jan. 2, most of them convicted Sunni militants.Nimr's execution angered Shiites across the Middle East.Shiite activists in eastern Saudi Arabia sought to distance themselves from the Qatif attack, saying it could discredit peaceful protests that had been taking place in the area since Nimr's execution.
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