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Omani student stabbed to death in London

Muhammad Bin Abdullah bin Ali Al-Araimi was attacked by muggers who demanded his Rolex watch

Omani student stabbed to death in London

Araimi's death was the third fatal stabbing in the UK capital in less than 24 hours after similar incidents in Hackney at 2pm on Thursday and Greenwich at 3am on Friday.

An Omani student was stabbed to death by masked men in London on Friday after he refused to give up his Rolex watch.

The Omani Embassy confirmed that Muhammad Bin Abdullah bin Ali Al-Araimi, believed to be in his 20s, died in Knightsbridge, near the famous Harrods department store.

In a statement on its Twitter account in Arabic, the embassy said: “There was an unfortunate attack that claimed the life of the Omani student Mohammed bin Abdullah al Araimi. The embassy is closely following the circumstances of the incident with the competent British authorities. We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.”

A further statement added: “'With great sadness and sorrow, the Embassy in London extends its condolences to the family of the deceased.”

According to reports, Araimi and a friend were making their way back from a restaurant when the attack happened. His friend, who tried to help him, was also attacked and is being treated in hospital, although his injuries are not said to be life threatening.