Suicide bomber attacks mosque in Saudi Arabia

06 August 2015

At least 17 killed according to local media

  • Suicide bomb attack targets mosque used by military
  • Attack took place in Asir near the Yemeni border

A suicide bomber has attacked a mosque in Saudi Arabia’s southern province of Asir near the Yemeni border, according to reports in local media.

The attack targeted a mosque used by the military and killed at least 17 people, according to reports.

The latest attack comes after two suicide bomb attacks on mosques in the kingdom in May.

An attack on a Shia mosque in Qatif in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province on 23 May killed 21 people and was claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

This was followed by an attack on a Shia mosque in the Saudi city of Dammam on 30 May, which killed four people.

Mosques have also been targeted by terror attacks in other GCC countries over recent months.

On 26 June, a Shia mosque was bombed in Kuwait, leaving 27 people dead.

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