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Fourth Western expat attacked in Saudi Arabia

Canadian manstabbed a week after a Dane was shot and a month after an American was shot dead

Fourth Western expat attacked in Saudi Arabia

A fourth Western expat has been attacked in Saudi Arabia in the past month after a Canadian man was stabbed on Saturday.

A Danish resident was injured last week when he was shot as he left his office in Riyadh during broad daylight.

Last month, an American man was shot and killed and his co-worker was wounded during an attack also in the capital.

During that incident, police shot the alleged attacker, a 24-year-old Saudi-American who worked with the pair but had been recently fired, before arresting him.

In the latest attack, police said the alleged culprit was a Saudi national and used a sharp metal tool to stab the Canadian at a mall in Dhahran, in the Eastern Provence, where much of the kingdom’s oil operations are.

The victim was taken to hospital and was in a stable condition, police said in a statement published by Saudi Press Agency.

Police are investigating each incident and have not commented on whether any of the attacks are linked or share a similar motivation.

Previously, the last reported killings of Westerners in Saudi Arabia was in 2007, when three French nationals were shot dead while camping in the northwest of the country.

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