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

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.

It was one of the deadliest assaults in recent years in the largest Gulf Arab country, where sectarian tensions have been frayed by nearly two months of Saudi-led air strikes on Shi'ite Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen.

More than 150 people were praying when the huge explosion ripped through the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh, witnesses said.

More News On Today's Deadly Saudi Shiite Mosque Bombing That Killed 21 Worshipers

Mosques attacked in Saudi Arabia, Yemen on Shiite holy day -- France 24
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Bombing at Saudi Mosque -- New York Times
Islamic State claims suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia -- Washington Post
Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Saudi Mosque Bombing -- WSJ
Saudi Arabia attack: Islamic State claims Shia mosque bombing -- BBC
Striking the Kingdom: ISIS takes credit for deadly Saudi mosque bombing -- FOX News
Suicide blast kills 21 at mosque in Saudi Arabia -- Al Arabiya
ISIL claims responsibility for Saudi mosque attack -- Al Jazeera
Daesh claims deadly Saudi mosque attack -- Al Bawaba

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