Saudi mosque hit by deadly suicide bomb

Written by on August 6, 2015

A suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Saudi Arabia has left thirteen people dead. A senior Saudi official says the bombing targeted a mosque used by security forces in Abha, close to the Yemeni border.

Two deadly attacks on Shia mosques in May were claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is also heading a campaign against Shia-led rebels in neighbouring Yemen.

The mosque was used by a Swat team tasked with domestic security, officials say.

However,it is not yet clear who carried out the attack and no group has yet claimed it,because as at last month Saudi authorities arrested 431 suspected members of IS, accusing them of plotting suicide attacks on security forces and mosques in various parts of the country.

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