Saudi Arabia: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claims deadly attack on Saudi forces at mosque
A blast triggered by a suicide bomber has killed 15 people at a mosque inside a special forces headquarters in Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen.
An interior ministry spokesman said on Thursday that the “terrorist” attack took place during noon prayers in the city of Abha, in the southern province of Asir.
Twelve of those killed were members of a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit, while the other three were workers at the compound, officials said.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attack that also left nine others wounded.