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Second Shia Mosque Attacked by ISIS in Saudi Arabia

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Saudi Arabia, Politics, Religion, War & Conflict

On Global Voices Checkdesk, a collaboration project between Meedan Checkdesk [1], an online news verification tool, and Global Voices Online, Joey Ayoub charts the initial reactions [2] on the bombing of a second Shia mosque in Dammam, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, for the second Friday in a row.

Three people were killed in the suicide bombing, which the ISIS Saudi branch Walayat Najd, has claimed responsibility for, and some 10 people have been injured.

On May 22, a suicide bomber detonated himself in a busy mosque [3] in Al Qadih, in Qatif, killing at least 21 people, including a child, and injuring 120, in the worst attack on Saudi Arabia in a decade.

In November, eight people were killed in Al Ahsa, also in the Eastern province, when gunmen attacked a Shia community centre, where a religious ceremony was taking place.