IS Claims Responsibility for Suicide Attack on Shiite Mosque in Saudi Arabia

World | May 22, 2015, Friday // 19:52
Bulgaria: IS Claims Responsibility for Suicide Attack on Shiite Mosque in Saudi Arabia People stand amidst the wreckage following a suicide attack on the Shiite Imam Ali mosque in a village in the eastern province of Qatif, Saudi Arabia, 22 May 2015. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia.

The claim was posted on Twitter with an image of the suicide bomber, according to reports of the BBC News.

Some media outlets, however, question the credibility of the Twitter posting.

The attack at the Imam Ali mosque in al-Qadeeh took place during Friday prayers at a time when there were around 150 worshipers in it.

The death toll is estimated at over 20, with over 50 injured.

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