2015 Abha mosque bombing

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2015 Saudi Arabia attack
Part of Military intervention against ISIL
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LocationAbha, Asir, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates18°13′1″N 42°30′19″E / 18.21694°N 42.50528°E / 18.21694; 42.50528
DateAugust 6, 2015
Attack type
Suicide bombing
PerpetratorAQMI Flag.svg ISIL

The 2015 Abha mosque bombing occurred on 6 August 2015, when a suicide bomb attack killed 17 people at a mosque in the south-western Saudi Arabian city of Abha.[1][2][3][4][5]

Responsibility for the attack, in a city near Saudi Arabia's southern border with Yemen, a country presently torn apart by the Yemeni Civil War, was claimed by a self-described affiliate of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria calling itself Hijaz Province of the Islamic State.[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b "Suicide bomber kills 15 in Saudi security site mosque". Reuters UK. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Saudi says its citizen carried out mosque suicide blast". Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  3. ^ Kareem Shaheen (6 August 2015). "Islamic State claims suicide bombing at Saudi Arabian mosque". the Guardian. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  4. ^ Hubbard, Ben (6 August 2015). "At Least 15 die at Saudi Mosque from Suicide Bomber". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Saudi Gazette. "Terror strikes mosque in Abha". Archived from the original on 10 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  6. ^ al-Shihri, Abdullah (7 August 2015). "Saudi Arabia mosque bombing that killed 15 claimed by 'new' Islamic State group". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Islamic State group claims Saudi mosque suicide blast". BBC News. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.