A suicide bomber exploded explosives at Shiite Imam Ali mosque in the town of al-Qudaih in Saudi Arabia amid Friday prayers to God. Ten individuals are reported dead, handfuls injured. As indicated by media reports, 150 individuals were in the mosque, when the bomb exploded.
عاجل: تسجيل 5 شهداء و20 مصابا حتى الآن في تفجير مسجد الإمام علي – القديح. pic.twitter.com/NpaHfn2N0S
— القطيف مباشر (@QatifDirect)
The town, where the blast occurred, is in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province, home to the nation’s Shiite minority. The area was the hotbed of anti-government challenges in 2011-2012, propelled to some extent by the “Arab Spring”.
Video of angry Saudi worshippers and citizens in al-Qudaih where 6 people & scores of injured in a suicide attack pic.twitter.com/SmPkZRcTfj
— Ala’a Shehabi (@alaashehabi) May 22, 2015