Mahasin mosque attack

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Hofuf attack
Ash Sharqiyah in Saudi Arabia.svg
Location of Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia
Location Mahasin, Easter Province, Saudi Arabia
Date 29 January 2016
Target Shia Imam Rida mosque
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths 4 (not including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Abdulraham Abdullah Suleiman al-Tuwaijiri and Talha Hisham Mohammed Abda
No. of participants
Motive Anti-Shi'ism

The Hofuf attack occurred on 29 January 2016 during Friday prayers at Al-Ridha mosque in the Mahasin district of Al Hofuf, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The attack left four people plus the attacker dead and 18 others injured. The attack consisted of a shooting and suicide bombing and was allegedly directed by ISIL.

The two attackers, Abdurrahman Abdullah Suleiman al-Tuwaijiri (22-year old Saudi citizen) and Talha Hisham Mohammed Abda (Egyptian national), attempted to detonate themselves during Friday prayers at the mosque. Whilst Abdurrahman successfully blew himself up, Talha failed and he was arrested after the attacks.[1][2][3][4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "4 people die in Hofuf attack". Reuters. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Deadly attack rocks mosque in Saudi Arabia". Al Jazeera.
  3. ^ "Attack on Al-Ahsa mosque leaves several dead". Arab News.
  4. ^ "Deadly attack hits mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia". Al Arabiya.
  5. ^ "Saudi reveals identity of second would-be suicide bomber in Al-Ahsa". Al Arabiya.

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