A suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Saudi Arabiaon August 6 has left 15 people dead, and wounded nine. The Islamic State (IS) group says it carried out the attack which has left 15 people dead. Most of those killed were members of a Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) unit. The mosque was used by a Swat team tasked with domestic security, Special Emergency Force, Last month Saudi authorities arrested 431 suspected members of IS, accusing them of plotting suicide attacks on security forces and mosques in various parts of the country.
[June 11 Private Saudi donors to ISIL would be unlikely without government consent]
7 Jul 2014 Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute , Sir Richard Dearlove, who headed MI6 from 1999 to 2004,does not doubt that substantial and sustained funding from private donors in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, to which the authorities may have turned a blind eye, has played a central role in the Isis surge into Sunni areas of Iraq. He said: “Such things simply do not happen spontaneously.” This sounds realistic since the tribal and communal leadership in Sunni majority provinces is much beholden to Saudi and Gulf paymasters, and would be unlikely to cooperate with Isis without their consent.
[November 14 2014 5 Shia shot dead in al-Dalwah Suadi]
Saudi authorities arrested six people on November 4 in connection with a shooting in the east of the kingdom the previous night that left five people dead and was apparently aimed at the country’s Shiite minority.
The attack happened late November 3 in the village of al-Dalwah, which is located in the country’s eastern al-Ahsa region, a major oil-producing area that is also one of the main centers of the minority Shiite community in this Sunni-ruled OPEC giant, along with the district of Qatif. The attackers shot the victims with pistols and machine guns, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
[October 14 NorthrupGrumman contractors in Saudi shot, One dead\
Two U.S. citizen employees from Vinnell Arabia, a U.S. defense contractor supporting Saudi National Guard military programs in Riyadh, were shot at a local gas station/store approximately 0.5 miles from the Vinnell Arabia base in Riyadh, which is located approximately 20 miles from the U.S. Embassy. One died. A third U.S. national in a different vehicle had witnessed the attack Saudi officials have said this year they are concerned about a rise in domestic Islamist militancy due to the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. The government has decreed tough penalties for terrorist crimes.
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