I’d call it a beachhead if it were in the West.
ISIS suicide bomber kills 20 worshippers and injures 70 others after blowing himself up in Saudi mosque during Friday prayers
Horror: Saudi men gather around debris following a blast inside a mosque, in the mainly Shi’ite Saudi Gulf coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh
- Jihadi exploded bomb belt during prayers honouring revered Shi’ite figure
- Bomber was named on pro-Islamic State accounts as Abu Ali al-Zahrani
- Pictures posted online showed his mutilated body at site of the explosion
An Islamic State suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi’ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, killing around 20 people and wounding more than 70 others.
One witness described a huge explosion at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh in Qatif province where more than 150 people were praying.
A photograph posted on social media showed the mutilated body of a young man, said to be the bomber.
He was named as Abu Ali al-Zahrani and pictured by Islamic State supporters online. The group has claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter.
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