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AFP
August 24, 2016
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Saudi police foil mosque suicide bombing  

Saudi police foil mosque suicide bombing   

RIYADH: Saudi police shot dead a would-be suicide bomber targeting a mosque in Qatif, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

The attempted attack happened around sunset prayers on Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement.

Security officers "managed to foil a terrorist operation targeting worshippers" at Mustafa Mosque in Qatif, the ministry said.

When officers questioned the man, he tried to detonate a bomb in a sports bag on his back, leading the police to open fire.

The suspect died on the way to hospital.

Officers found four kilograms (8.8 pounds) of explosives in his bag.

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