SAUDI ROCKED BY BOMBINGS
Two explosions in Shi'ite mosques in Saudi Arabia last month were quickly claimed by ISIS, arousing fears that the sectarian violence up north might spill into the Gulf.
The threat of the Islamic State hit close to home with two attacks in Saudi Arabia that killed 26 people in total. A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi'ite mosque in the nearby village of Al Qadeeh in the east of the country, killing 22 people. A week later, a suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up on Friday outside a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in the city of Dammam, killing four people. Saudi Arabia has offered a cash reward of 5 million riyals (QR4.8 million) for information leading to the arrest of sixteen people it said were involved in the two attacks.