Saudi officials arrest radical Shiite cleric

Saudi authorities say they have arrested a radical Shiite cleric following a gunfight and car chase in an area of increasing tensions between the government and the country's Shiite minority.


The official Saudi Press Agency says Sheik Nimr al-Nimr was arrested after he and followers exchanged fire with security forces Sunday and crashed into one of the patrol vehicles. It said al-Nimr, who was wounded in the leg, faces charges of instigating unrest in the oil-rich eastern province. (AP)


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