3 Dead in New IS Suicide Attack on Saudi Shiite Mosque

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A suicide bomber disguised in women's clothing blew himself up at the entrance to a Saudi Shiite mosque during Friday prayers killing three people, the interior ministry said.

The Islamic State jihadist group claimed the attack, the second in a week.

"Authorities have managed to foil a terrorist crime targeting people performing the Friday prayers at al-Anoud mosque in Dammam," capital of Eastern Province, said a ministry spokesman quoted by the Saudi Press Agency.

The bomber "detonated the explosive belt he was wearing at the mosque entrance as security officials were on their way to inspect him," said the spokesman, citing preliminary investigation results.

The explosion went off just as the attacker's car stopped at a parking lot near the Shiite mosque, the spokesman said.

The explosion killed the attacker as well as three others and wounded four people, he said.

The spokesman had earlier said the car exploded as security officials headed towards it. Other nearby vehicles caught fire. 

The blast comes seven days after a May 22 suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in a village in Eastern Province killed 21 people.

IS also claimed that attack.

A witness of the latest attack, Nassima al-Sada, said it was carried out by a suicide bomber who blew himself up after security volunteers tried to stop him from entering the ladies side of the mosque -- the only Shiite mosque in Dammam.

After last week's attack, residents set up security committees to search those entering mosques during prayers, witnesses said.

Women were not allowed to pray at the mosque this week over security fears, Sada said. 

In November, IS-linked gunmen killed seven Shiites in the Eastern Province town of al-Dalwa. 

Most of the kingdom's Shiite minority live in the oil-rich east but have long complained of marginalization.

Comments 16
Thumb _mowaten_ 29 May 2015, 14:09

How exactly did you reahc the conclusion that the sauds, who allow them to operate freely, arm and sponsor them, are not behind da3esh?

Thumb _mowaten_ 29 May 2015, 14:46

recommended read for brainwashed takfiri fan-club members:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-23/secret-pentagon-report-reveals-us-created-isis-tool-overthrow-syrias-president-assad

Thumb _mowaten_ 29 May 2015, 15:58

FACTS? you have no idea what that word means! what masterminds are you talking about? baghdadi was never in a syrian prison, he was in camp bucca, a US prison in iraq, and his etat major is mainly composed of former high ranking iraqi army/intelligence

Thumb _mowaten_ 29 May 2015, 16:53

How annoying it is to discuss facts with people who have decided to forego them...
All your comment is a baseless rant of lies. Shishani was not in a Russian prison, but a Georgian one. (I know your two neurons have a hard time distinguishing, but it's worth noting that Georgia and Russia are two different countries that actually have very tense relations).

He went straight to Istanbul after his release in 2012, where he was recruited by groups from the Chechen diaspora and sent to Syria. He first started as commander in the Muhajireen Brigade, then joined Nusra, then ISIS.
There is no indication whatsoever of any Russian or Syrian involvement in any of this, you entirely made it up you dirty liar.

Thumb _mowaten_ 29 May 2015, 18:42

lol the1bro, spot on! :D

the_1_anonymous_troute: "Whenever 1 US citizen somehow escapes US scrutiny and smuggle himself out of US and joins Isis in Syria - you use this as your proof of US direct assistance to ISIS."

I never said this and never saw anyone saying it either, there are many other proofs like the ones in the report i posted above. But you're too busy making up BS as you go to actually read comments/articles, so why should I bother? You're a waste of time, an answering machine endlessly repeating the same lies and BS, no matter how many times you're proved wrong.

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 29 May 2015, 15:09

qui seme le vent recolte la tempete
vive la democratie

Thumb nasrallahthehouthi 29 May 2015, 15:35

This smell like shia takfiri Hezballot missions so they can stirr up trouble with yet another sunni country

Missing bigjohn 29 May 2015, 16:46

Geaga will tell you that the "Samaha verdict" encouraged the attack on this mosque even though IS probably do not know who Samaha is.

Thumb _mowaten_ 29 May 2015, 16:55

lol vilain petit canard, 100%

Missing bigjohn 29 May 2015, 16:56

Your picture of a mostly Semitic Jew with a large nose is a racist western picture used by right wing westerners in the past against Jews. Today, the new fascist westerners use this picture to dehumanize Semitic Arabs and Muslims. BTW, TODAY...the Racist anti-Arab and Islamophobic Right Wingers in the west who used to smear Jews are NOW Israel's biggest supporters. Your racist picture of a mostly Semitic person with a big nose is ONLY relevant in the West.

Thumb ex-fpm 29 May 2015, 17:01

interesting enough ISIS never carries out suicide bombings on shia mosques inside Iran;)

Thumb farsical.resistance 29 May 2015, 18:40

the heat was brutal.. AHHHH! lemonade so refreshing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knAA-glMEEM

Missing peace 29 May 2015, 20:57

LOL @southern... so aoun cannot be trusted too as one year he says hezbollah are terrorists then a year after says they are patriots while nothing changed...

pityful M8ers and their desperate lies to support their terrorist militia....

Missing peace 29 May 2015, 22:42

southern: tell us then why do you think cuba has not changed a bit instead of insulting texas? LOL

Missing bigjohn 29 May 2015, 23:17

After 56 years, it is impossible not to have some changes. But, what changed is the presence of leftwing countries not just in Venezuela and Nicaragua, but El Salvador, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and even Brazil. The US tried to strangle Cuba for decades and the ONLY reason THEY CHANGED is because they FAILED and the Castro revolution survived. It is up to Cubans what kind of country they want, not the US imperialists (just ask the Vietnamese in Vietnam).

Missing bigjohn 29 May 2015, 23:23

PEACE....The US RECOGNIZED Cuba AFTER for the FIRST time Cuba was admitted to the OAS!!! For the first time in Latin America, you have left wing governments who do not work for the US Empire AND are NOT hostile to Cuba under Castro's Brother rule because Castro is ill!