Neha Patil

Mahasen mosque attack

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Target  Shia Imam Rida mosque
No. of participants  2
Date  29 January 2016
Non-fatal injuries  18
Motive  Anti-Shi'ism
Attack types  Suicide attack, Shooting
Mahasen mosque attack
Perpetrators  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Location  Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Total number of deaths  4 (not including the perpetrator)

The Hofuf attack occurred on 29 January 2016 in Mahasen a city in Eastern Province. The attack left at 4 people plus the attacker dead and 18 others injured. The attack consisted of a shooting and suicide bombing and was directed by ISIL. One attacker was overpowered by a crowd and arrested while the other committed the suicide bombing.

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Mahasen mosque attack Wikipedia


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