Al-Azhar condemns attack on Saudi Shiite mosque
Family members of victims and well wishers are seen after a suicide bomb attack at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh in the eastern province of Gatif, Saudi Arabia

CAIRO: Al-Azhar condemned the attack on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia that violated “the sanctity of houses of God,” according to an Al-Azhar statement Friday.

At least four people were killed and seven injured in suicide bomb attack on Imam Reda Mosque in al-Ahsan eastern region of the Kingdom, according to the Saudi Interior Ministry. The attack has not yet been claimed by any group.

In October, the Islamic State group (IS) claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at another Shiite mosque in Najran, in which at least one person was killed.

In September, at least 25 people were killed at a Shiite mosque in a suicide bombing in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa.

A Saudi suicide bomber attacked a Kuwaiti Shiite mosque in June, killing at least 26 people..

In May, 25 people were killed inside Shiite mosques in two separate suicide bombings.

All the said attacks were claimed by the Islamic State (IS;) however, the group also killed a majority of Sunni people when it attacked a mosque inside a special forces unit in the Saudi city of Abha in August, claiming the lives of 15 people in August.

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