Saudi Arabia’s Diplomat Killed in Bangladesh

Stop Fundamentalism – A Saudi Arabian diplomat, Khalaf Al Ali, was shot in the chest and died in the Bangladesh capital in the early hours of Tuesday, the deputy commissioner of Dhaka police told AFP.  He was found by the police near his home and rushed to the hospital where he died three hours later.

The police did not comment on who may be responsible for the attack.  The Saudi Embassy in Bangladesh simply confirmed Al-Ali’s death but did not provide any further details.

The United States charged two Iranian men to be involved in a plot by Iranian government top officials to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Washington, Adel Al-Jubeir last October.  One person involved in the assassination plot was arrested by American authorities but the other is believed to be in Iran.

There are no reports of any arrests taking place in Bangladesh yet.