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Attack on a Saudi mosque kills 3 people

RIYADH: An attack on a mosque in al-Ahsa in east Saudi Arabia killed three people on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported.

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

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

In August, a suicide bomber killed at least 15 people in an attack on a mosque used by members of a local security force in southwest Saudi Arabia. In May, a suicide bomber blew himself up during Friday prayers at a mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh in eastern Saudi Arabia, killing at least 21 and wounding 81 others.

 

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