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Saudi reveals identity of Dammam mosque bomber

The suicide bomber was identified as 20-year-old Khaled al-Wahbi al-Shemari

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Saudi Arabia on Wednesday revealed the identity of the man behind last week’s mosque attack in the eastern city of Dammam, that left four killed and four injured.

See also: Saudi lists 16 suspects from mosque attacks

Wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, the suicide bomber - identified as 20-year-old Khaled al-Wahbi al-Shemari - detonated the explosive belt he was wearing at entrance of the Al-Anoud mosque, the Saudi interior ministry said.

The interior ministry also said that it has identified 16 other people linked with that attack and an earlier bombing on a mosque in the eastern al-Qatif governorate, which killed 21.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group claimed both attacks.

The ministry is offering $270,000 to whoever provides information leading to the arrest of the suspects and $1.9 million to anyone who helps thwart a militant attack.