Fire breaks out in Saudi prison, riots and gunshots reported

Reuters

RIYADH, Nov 2 (Reuters) - A fire broke out at a prison innorthern Saudi Arabia and rioting and gunshots were heard, aSaudi news website reported on Saturday.

A Saudi official confirmed a fire had broken out at theprison but said it had been brought under control.

The official said a statement was expected to be issued fromprison authorities later on.

The www.sabq.org news website had reported that securityforces were at the scene in the Buraida prison, where the firewas reported in three rooms. It gave no further details.

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