Attack against a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia had its link with Islamic State militants

Saturday, May 23, Saudi Arabia said that they have identified the perpetrator of the suicide bombing on Friday against a Shiite mosque in eastern kingdom, which left 21 dead and 81 wounded, and confirmed his links with the Islamic state group (IS), which claimed the attack.

” His name was Saleh bin Saleh al- Abdulrahmane Ghishaami , a Saudi national . He was wanted by the security services on charges of belonging to a terrorist cell and received orders from Daesh (Arabic name of IS) from abroad , “according to a statement from the Interior Ministry carried by the official SPA news agency .

In claiming the attack, the IS had identified the bomber as Abu Amer al- Najdi . According to the statement of the Interior Ministry , the terrorist cell ” was discovered last month, and so far 26 of its members, all Saudis , were arrested .”