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    Explosion Hits Public Market in Saudi Arabia's Qatif, Casualties Reported

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    A huge explosion hit a public market near mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, casualties reported.

    ​A huge explosion was heard in Saudi Arabia's Shiite city of Qatif, media reports citing witnesses.

    Some media report that a car bomb was a cause of the explosion. Locals claim it was a suicide bomber attack.

    ​At least two people were killed.

    ​Smoke rises from the explosion scene.

    ​Emergency services arrived at the scene.

     

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