At least 3 killed in suicide bombing at Saudi mosque
Footage posted on social media shows ambulances rushing to the scene.
Video: Ambulances rushing to spot in Najran where suicide bomber attacked a mosque, killing 3, in Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/pDtkGMxaQ8— Khalid Khan™ (@khalidkhan787) October 26, 2015
Another video shows police and rescue services at the spot of the bombing. Victims have reportedly been taken to King Khalid Hospital.
Another video shows police and rescue services at spot of Najran suicide bombing, pic.twitter.com/lSpz2z7jLg at least 3 killed, Saudi Arabia— Khalid Khan™ (@khalidkhan787) October 26, 2015
The attack on al-Mashhad mosque occurred during evening prayers. Authorities are investigating the bombing, according to Saudi news website Sabq.org.
video: Saudi Arabia Najran suicide blast victims shifted to King Khalid Hospital pic.twitter.com/Rfhy3dRDTq— Khalid Khan™ (@khalidkhan787) October 26, 2015
It comes after five people were killed when a gunman opened fire on a Shiite Muslim meeting hall in Saihat, Saudi Arabia, in mid-October.
A lot of calls for people to go to #Najran city's King Khalid Hospital to donate blood— Miriam Goldman (@Miriam411) October 26, 2015
In August, at least 12 security officers were killed when a suicide bombing targeted a mosque used by special services in Abha.
Militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack saying it targeted “the rejectionist Ismailis”. The statement posted on Twitter referred to the Ismaili Shiite sect, which is a minority in Saudi Arabia.