VIDEO: Bloody Bomb Blast at Saudi Arabian Mosque Kills At Least 5 + PHOTOS

Fri Jan 29, 2016 14:03:56

At least five people are killed in a bomb and shooting attack at a mosque in the region of Ahsa, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, which has a Shia-majority population, Al-Alam News Network reports.

At least ten people are also said to have been wounded in the attacks, which targted Imam Reza Mosque in the town of Mahasen in al-Ahsa region in Eastern Province.

Reports cited witnesses as saying that an explosion was followed by shooting.

“The explosion happened outside the mosque, at the courtyard of the mosque, while another one entered with a machinegun. There are martyrs and wounded,” one witness was quoted by Reuters as saying.

“The young men grabbed his gun and beat him up, but he did not die. The police then came and took him away and the wounded were taken in private cars because ambulance cars did not arrive quickly,” the witness explained.

Towns and cities in the Shia-dominated Eastern Province have been the site of peaceful demonstrations since February 2011. People have been voicing their protest at Riyadh’s suppressive policies against the country’s Shia minority.



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