Security forces prevented a terrorist attack on a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia. This was announced yesterday by television Al Arabiya.

According to the data, the incident occurred on Tuesday in the village of Umm al Hamam near the town of Al-Qatif, in the province of Al Shakriya. Extremist was killed in a shootout with police. On the site are conducted investigative actions.

The Al Shakriya province is populated mainly by Shia Muslims, unlike other parts of Saudi Arabia. In this connection, from the region often come messages about emergency situations on religious grounds. On August 17 were reported about a killed policeman in al-Qatif. In May last year in the city was carried out a terrorist act that killed 20 people.

 

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