News

Several Killed in Saudi Arabia Suicide Bombing

Several Killed in Saudi Arabia Suicide Bombing

Archive photo from a bombing attack which took place at a Shia mosque in Dammam, Saudi Arabia last May
Archive photo from a bombing attack which took place at a Shia mosque in Dammam, Saudi Arabia last May

A suicide bomber has executed a mission at a mosque in the Asir region of the southwestern Saudi city Abha, which is near the Yemeni border, on Thursday noon.

Earlier reports had the death toll at 17 security men, however, the government has since said that in fact 10 members of the emergency services and three mosque workers were killed, putting the revised death toll at 13. Nine others were also wounded, three of which are in critical condition.

The suicide bomber also took his own life, according to Saudi state television channel al-Ekhbariya.

The bombing which took place during Dhuhr (noon) prayer, targeted a mosque attached to the Special Emergency Forces security unit, local Saudi media reported.

According to Saudi officials, the mosque was used by a SWAT team, dealing in domestic security.

The story is developing.

Egypt's President Sisi 'Fulfills Dream of Cancer-Stricken Child'
Egypt Prepares for A Day of Celebrations Marking New Suez Canal Opening

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

22.jpg.crop_display

Cairo Court Lists Egyptian Football Legend Aboutreika on Terror List

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 19, 2017
32385636795_e6f5d7101d_z

Egypt Secure Spot in Knockout Stage at 2017 Handball World Championship

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 19, 2017
1073779_big-lnd

Egypt’s Essam El-Hadary Makes African Cup History

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 18, 2017
pol

Eight Policemen Killed in Attack in Egypt’s New Valley

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 17, 2017
Tiran Island

Egypt High Court Declares Void Transfer of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 16, 2017
Top-best-hd-wallpapers-dubai-skyline-hd-wallpapers-imagen-by-balamuda

Egyptians Invest EGP 13 Billion in Dubai Real Estate in 2016

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 15, 2017
A pharmacist searches for medicine at a pharmacy in Cairo, Egypt, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Medicine Prices in Egypt Increased by up to 20%

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 13, 2017
Navy officers appear to be handing out water bottles to a group of refugees who were prevented from illegally migrating in September 2015. Credit: Military Spokesman

Egypt Prevents 12,192 from Illegally Migrating in 2016

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 12, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.