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Suicide bombing killed at least 15 people in Saudi Arabia

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Baku, August 7, AZERTAC

At least 15 killed in blast inside mosque in southwestern province of Asir, Saudi Arabia, bordering Yemen, according to Aljazeera.

A blast triggered by a suicide bomber has killed 15 people at a mosque inside a special forces headquarters in Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen.

An interior ministry spokesman said on Thursday that the "terrorist" attack took place during noon prayers in the city of Abha, in the southern province of Asir.

Twelve of those killed were members of a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit, while the other three were workers at the compound, officials said.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attack that also left nine others wounded.

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