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False claim circulates alongside video of man detained at Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Published on 15/04/2021 at 04:00

A video has circulated online in Pakistan in 2021 alongside a claim it shows police at Mecca's Grand Mosque, Islam's holiest site, shooting dead a Saudi dissident. The claim is false: the man was arrested after he wielded a knife and shouted support for “terrorist” groups, police told state media.