Men stand near a burned vehicle in the eastern town of Al-Awamiya, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 20, 2014. AP
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Hundreds of people have fled a town in eastern Saudi Arabia where government forces are fighting Shiite gunmen, activists and Saudi media reported Tuesday.Local activists said Saudi forces have facilitated the departure of people fleeing the clashes that have killed at least seven people, including two police officers. Dozens of families have been given temporary accommodation in a nearby town.Local activists accuse security forces of driving hundreds of residents out of Awamiya by firing randomly toward homes and cars as they confront armed men in the area, charges Saudi Arabia denies.
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