Five Martyred as Militants Attack Shia Mourners in Saudi Arabia

KABUL: (Middle East Press) At Least five Shia mourners were martyred and several others were injured late Monday as unknown gunmen attacked the Hussayniyah of al-Mustafa in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia.

According to official news agency in the Saudi Kingdom, SPA, “three attackers fired machine guns and pistols on a crowd leaving a building in the village of Al-Dalwa in the Al-Ihsa district of Eastern Province.”

The agency added that at least nine others were injured during the attack which took place when the mourners were remembering the occasion of Ashura on the tenth night of Muharram.

The incident followed a wave of attacks against Shia mourners in the neighboring Iraq by Takfiri insurgents.

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