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Saudi Preacher Killed in Guinea

Saudi Preacher Killed in Guinea

Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 06:45

Saudi preacher Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Tuwaijry was shot dead in Guinea's east, security and medical sources said Wednesday. 

The man was a member of a mission building mosques in Upper Guinea.

He was "shot twice in the chest while riding a motorcycle with a villager on the way to get his car," a security source told Agence France Presse.

"The Saudi died at the scene while his companion, who owned the motorcycle, was seriously injured and taken to a hospital in Kankan," said a medical source.

According to a preliminary investigation, the preacher, along with two of his compatriots, had made a sermon that “was not to the taste of the local population, particularly traditional hunters who then ambushed him," the security source said.

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