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ISIS Claims Another Deadly Bomb Attack Against Shiites in Saudi Arabia

Damaged cars at the site of an explosion outside a Shiite mosque in Dammam. (The cars appear to be covered in firefighting foam.)

A week after at least 21 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a Shiite mosque bombing on the east coast of Saudi Arabia that ISIS took credit for, the group claimed responsibility Friday for a similar attack in the same region that killed at least four. From Reuters:The claim for Friday's bombing, which was posted on a Facebook page used by the extremist group, said a "soldier of the caliphate" identified as Abu Jandal al-Jazrawi, blew himself up among "an evil gathering of those filth in front of one of their shrines in Dammam."

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Deaths as Yemeni rebels fire rockets into Saudi Arabia

Yemeni rebels have fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the insurgents' ability to launch assaults despite weeks of bombings by Saudi-led coalition. Saudi authorities said that the armed Houthi fighters carried out the attacks on Tuesday in the town of Najran, forcing authorities to suspend all flights at a local airport, and shut down all schools.

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