At least 13 killed in bomb attack on Saudi mosque

RIYADH: An explosion probably triggered by a suicide bomber ripped through a mosque used by Saudi police Thursday killing at least 13 people in the southern city of Abha, the interior ministry said.

A spokesman for the ministry, in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, said nine other people were wounded, three of them in serious condition.

He identified three of those killed as “workers” in a mosque used by members of a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) domestic security unit in Abha, in the southern province of Asir.


Saudi Mosque


“The terrorist attack struck worshippers during prayer. Ten policemen and three workers were killed while nine were wounded, three seriously,” the spokesman said.




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