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Saudi Militants Switch from Suicide to Hit-And-Run

After a series of spectacular suicide attacks, militants in Saudi Arabia are now launching isolated hit-and-run shootings of Westerners, posing fresh problems for security forces in the world’s main oil exporter. Frenchman Laurent Barbot was the latest victim, shot in his car as he left a late night supermarket in the Red Sea city of Jeddah early on Sunday. Police said there were no witnesses. He was the seventh Westerner to be shot dead on a Saudi street since late May. The wave of individual killings has spooked expatriate workers as much as the mass hostage taking and suicide bombings at housing compounds, and some are being offered big pay bonuses just to stay in the country.Full Story

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