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Suicide bomber attacks Saudi Arabian Shia mosque

A bomb has exploded outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, killing 4 people reports say.

Four people were killed when a car exploded next to the mosque. The bomber detonated the explosives after being stooped by security guards.

This video shows the moment the bomb went off outside the mosque.

Two friends, Mohammed Hassan Ali bin Isa and Abdul-Jalil al-Arbash died after stopping the suicide bomber going into the mosque reports say.

Mohammed Hassan Ali bin Isa and Abdul-Jalil al-Arbash tried to stop the bomber entering the mosque when he detonated the bomb.

Mohammed Hassan Ali bin Isa and Abdul-Jalil al-Arbash tried to stop the bomber entering the mosque when he detonated the bomb.

Eyewitnesses claim that the suicide bomber was disguised as a woman with the intention of entering through the closed female entrance.

The authorities have warned females to keep away from mosques on Friday prayers because of fears of a repeat attack.

This comes one week after the deadly suicide bombing in Qatif that left 21 people dead.

2.7 million Shia live in Saudi Arabia making up 12 % of the population.

 

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