Suicide bomber attacks on a mosque in Saudi Arabia
May 23 , 2015
Shia mosque blast in Saudi Arabia kills at least 21; ISIS claims responsibility
Riyadh, May 23, 2015 : A deadly blast rocked the Imam Ali mosque in the Qatif governorate of Saudi Arabia on Friday. At least 21 people had been killed and more than 80 injured in the blast, informed the Saudi health minister. According to Saudi authorities, a bomber set off an explosives belt hidden under his clothes after he came inside this mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia. The Saudi branch of Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for this suicide bombing on a Shia mosque. IS had earlier threatened to attack Shia muslims in Saudi Arabia.