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WORLD IN BRIEF : THAILAND : 3 Saudi Diplomats Slain in Bangkok

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Three Saudi diplomats were shot and killed in Bangkok in two separate incidents, police reported. They were identified as Abdullah Shubaili, charge d’affaires at the Saudi Embassy, and attaches Ahmad Saif and Fahad Bahli. Witnesses described one gunman as a Thai and the other as apparently of Arab origin. Police said the slayings may be connected to the murder of another Saudi envoy last year, which they said apparently stemmed from conflict over visas for laborers going to Saudi Arabia.


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