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Saudi Arabia car blast: Three killed in Damman mosque bombing claimed by IS militant group

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Firemen work at the site where a car exploded near a mosque in Saudi Arabia's Dammam. - Reuters
The suicide bomber -- disguised in women's clothing -- detonated his device at the entrance to the mosque during Friday prayers, the official Saudi Press Agency cited a ministry spokesman as saying.

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