Suicide Attack On Mosque in Saudi

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DUBAI: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in Najran in southern Saudi Arabia on Monday, killing at least two people, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported.

The attack on the al-Mashhad mosque occurred during evening prayers, and authorities were investigating the bombing, www.sabq.org, a Saudi news website, reported, without giving further details.

This is not the first time that extremists have targeted mosques in Saudi Arabia. However, no one has claimed responsibility of the attack till the filing of this report.

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf neighbours last year joined a US-led military coalition bombing ISIS in Syria, raising concerns about possible retaliation in the kingdom.

The kingdom also leads a coalition that has launched air strikes in neighbouring Yemen since March after its ally there was forced into exile by pro-Iran fighters.

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