Thursday, August 6, 2015

Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 15 in Saudi Mosque; Islamic State Takes Responsibility for the Attack

A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people today (August 6, 2015) -- including 12 members of a Saudi police force -- when he detonated explosives in a mosque in southern Saudi Arabia, according to the NY Times website.

The bombing was the deadliest attack in recent years on Saudi Arabia's police forces, and the most recent in a series of attacks on mosques in the kingdom.

Most of the recent attacks have targeted mosques used by the Shiite minority in Saudi Arabia. The Islamic State (IS) -- which considers Shiites heretics -- has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency said the attack today was at a mosque belonging to a local security force in the region of Asir, in the southwest.

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