ISIS not significant threat in Saudi Arabia: U.S. military

ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing that killed four people at the Shiite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday. (AP)

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is not a significant threat in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. military said on Friday, as it declined to speculate on the Sunni militant group’s claim of responsibility for a deadly bombing at Shiite Muslim mosque.

“In terms of Saudi Arabia and (ISIS), we have no indication that they pose a significant threat at this time,” said Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesman for the Pentagon’s Central Command, which oversees U.S. forces in the Middle East.

Friday’s blast killed four people and was the second attack claimed by the Sunni militant group in a week in the world’s top oil-exporting country.

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