Sheikh Aaidh al-Qarni, Saudi preacher, shot in Philippines


Gunman killed by security forces after wounding Qarni in shoulder, arm and chest following lecture in southern city of Zamboanga

An influential Saudi Arabian preacher was shot and wounded in a southern Philippine city on Tuesday, police said, adding that security forces had killed the gunman.

Sheikh Aaidh al-Qarni was in hospital following the shooting in Zamboanga city but did not have life-threatening injuries, local police spokeswoman Senior Inspector Helen Galvez said.

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