Suicide attack on Saudi mosque kills 13 people

RIYADH: A bomb ripped through a mosque in Saudi Arabia used by Interior Ministry special forces in the southwestern city of Abha on Thursday, killing 13 people, according to the official Saudi Al-Ekhbariya news channel.

A Saudi Interior Ministry official told the Associated Press that the bomb targeted police trainees as they were in the middle of prayer.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to reporters, could not immediately confirm if the mosque was inside an Interior Ministry compound or if the blast was caused by a suicide bomber.

State media reported that the mosque belongs to an Interior Ministry emergency services’ post in Abha.

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