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Briton's Saudi Shooting 'Terrorism'

UK and US embassies in Saudi Arabia have said the killing of Briton Robert Dent, who was shot dead there last week, appears to have been an act of terrorism. Both embassies warned their nationals to take extra care while in the country. And correspondents said the information throws into question previous attacks on Westerners, which had been blamed on alcohol racketeering feuds among ex-pats. Mr Dent, a 37-year-old father-of-two originally from Southport in Merseyside, was shot by a man in a vehicle as he sat in his car at traffic lights in the capital Riyadh. The US embassy said preliminary investigations indicated his killing was a terrorist act directed against Westerners in the kingdom. The man arrested over the killing had links with “known terrorist elements”, it said in a message on its website. The statement said Mr Dent was probably “randomly selected as a target of opportunity” by a known terrorist organisation. The British Embassy said the US judgment “conforms with the information we have received on the current state of the investigation.” Full Story

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