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ISIS in Saudi Calls for Killing
Saudis hold funeral
for victim of Eastern Province bomb attack
An “Islamic State” affiliated group in Saudi
Arabia has urged more attacks against Shiites,
after ISIS claimed two bomb attacks on mosques
in the kingdom.
An ISIS suicide bomber on Friday blew himself up
at the entrance of a mosque in Eastern Province,
killing three people, exactly seven days after
the terrorist group attacked another mosque in
the oil-rich region.
The so-called “Najd Province”, which claimed
both bombings, defended attacks on Shiites and
said they should be "killed everywhere", in an
audio message posted online late Friday.
“The Islamic State has ordered its soldiers
everywhere to kill the enemies of religion,
especially the Rawafedh (Shiites)," a spokesman
for the group is heard as saying in the audio
Shiites are "apostates" and "it is our duty to
kill and displace them... wherever they may be,"
added the unidentified speaker.
3 people were killed and four others also
wounded in Friday's attack in the city of Dammam,
which coincided with weekly prayers.
The attack sparked wide condemnation.
People in Eastern
Province of Saudi Arabia have held a funeral to
mourn a victim of the May 22 terrorist attack
who succumbed to injuries he sustained in the
Mourners came out in Tarout Island in the
kingdom’s Qatif region on Saturday to mourn the
22nd fatality of the bomb attack.
The Takfiri ISIL terrorist group claimed
responsibility for the bombing at Imam Ali
mosque of Qudaih village. The bomber reportedly
blew himself up in the mosque as more than 150
people had gathered for Friday prayers.
Following the bombing, a large number of
people took to the streets in Qatif to denounce
the terrorist attack. The protesters also
chanted slogans to show their anger at Saudi
officials over the deadly blast.
A similar attack on May 29 killed three
people in the town of Dammam, the capital of
Eastern Province. The bomb went off outside a
Shia mosque during Friday prayers.
Saudi Arabia has long been accused of
supporting terrorist organizations such as the
Takfiri ISIL group in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere
as claimed by the governments in Damascus and
Riyadh is under fire
for its unwillingness to protect the rights of
minorities in the kingdom