Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, Islamic State claims attack




 
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May 22nd, 2015  
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By Sami Aboudi DUBAI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers on Friday in a packed Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the health minister said, the first attack in the kingdom to be claimed by Islamic State militants. More than 90 people were wounded, the Saudi health minister told state television. Islamic State said in a statement that one of its suicide bombers, identified as Abu 'Ammar al-Najdi, carried out the attack using an explosives-laden belt that killed or wounded 250 people, U.S.-based monitoring group SITE said on its Twitter account.




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