Saudi identifies dead suicide bomber, confirms link to IS

A Saudi man reacts following a blast inside a mosque, in the mainly Shiite Saudi Gulf coastal town of Qatif on May 22, 2015

Riyadh (AFP) – Saudi Arabia on Saturday identified the suicide bomber who killed 21 worshippers at a mosque for the minority Shiite community and confirmed his link to the Islamic State group.

“His name was Salih bin Abdulrahman Salih al-Ghishaami, a Saudi national. He was wanted by security services for belonging to a terrorist cell receiving directions from Daesh abroad,” the interior ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

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