Attack on Saudi mosque condemned by Security Council

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The UN Security Council. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

A terrorist attack at a mosque in Qatif, in Saudi Arabia, which resulted in the death of at least 21 people, has been strongly condemned by the UN Security Council.

The attack has been claimed by the militant group, ISIL also known as Da'esh.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

ISIL said it was behind the suicide bombing on the Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.

It's reportedly the first attack to be claimed by the terrorist network in Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, the 15-member Security Council condemned the bombing "in the strongest terms."

The Council reiterated its position that ISIL has to be defeated and that the intolerance, violence and hatred it espouses must be stamped out.

It said it remained committed to bringing the people behind what it called "these reprehensible acts of terrorism" to justice

It's thought that, in addition to the dead, around 80 people were injured, some seriously.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations

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