Saudi reveals identity of Dammam mosque bomber

Khaled al-Wahbi al-Shemari detonated the explosive belt he was wearing at entrance of the Al-Anoud mosque. (File photo: AP)

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.

خالد الشمري

خالد الشمري

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.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44
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