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Gulf States News - Issue 994 - 04/06/2015

Islamic State (IS) militants were quick to claim responsibility for a suicide bombing at a packed Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province on 22 May that killed 21 people and injured many more. It was the worst terrorist attack inside the kingdom since 2004 (see From the archive, page 13), and the first attack there to be claimed by IS, whose local branch issued a statement warning Shiites of “black days” ahead.

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