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Saudi king, 84, has successful surgery: state news agency

Monarch was admitted to the hospital earlier this week

Saudi King Salman in Riyadh on March 5.(Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court)   © Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) -- Saudi Arabia's 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, underwent a successful operation to remove his gallbladder, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday, after he was admitted to hospital this week.

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