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Published on 30 Jan 2016 | Category : Social

Deadly Attack Rocks Mosque in Saudi Arabia

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Al-Ahsa:  At least three people have been killed in an attack on a Shiite mosque in al-Ahsa, eastern Saudi Arabia, media reports said on Friday.


Security officials told AP that the three dead was an initial toll. They spoke on condition of anonymity as a formal announcement had yet to be made.


Witness Mohammed al-Nimr told The Associated Press that security forces and ambulances quickly surrounded the mosque. He said that it was a shooting and that worshippers stopped the attacker from detonating a suicide bomb belt.


An activist, citing witnesses, separately told the Reuters earlier on Friday that an explosion was followed by a gun attack on Imam Ridha Mosque in the town of Mahasen in al-Ahsa region in the Eastern Province.


Residents said security forces were exchanging gunfire with five “terrorists”.


No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, Al Jazeera reported.



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