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  Gunmen kill foreigners in Saudi
Updated 29 May 2004, 18.11
Gunmen have killed a number of people in Saudi Arabia
At least 16 people have been shot and killed in Saudi Arabia, with a Briton reported to be among the dead.

A group of men with guns forced their way into residential areas belonging to oil companies and opened fire, before later taking a number of hostages.

One of the people killed is thought to be a 10-year-old boy from Egypt.

A statement that may have come from an al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for the attack, that killed nine foreigners.

The US embassy in Saudi confirmed a US citizen has been killed, while British officials said they were checking reports that a Briton had been killed.

Witnesses said there were at least four gunmen, and now hundreds of police have surrounded the compound where they are.

Earlier this month five foreigners were killed in an attack on a petrochemical site in the city of Yanbu.

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