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Sudan denounces terrorist attack on Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia

May 30, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has denounced the suicide attack that took place on Friday at a mosque in Saudi Arabia’s port city of Dammam.

In this still image taken from video provided by Saudi TV, burnt out cars are seen as investigators collect evidence, in the aftermath of a suicide bomb outside the the Imam Hussein mosque in the port city of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Friday, May 29, 2015.(AP)
In this still image taken from video provided by Saudi TV, burnt out cars are seen as investigators collect evidence, in the aftermath of a suicide bomb outside the the Imam Hussein mosque in the port city of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Friday, May 29, 2015.(AP)
Four people have been killed in Dammam, a city in eastern Saudi Arabia, after a suicide bomber’s explosives blew up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque, according to the kingdom’s official news agency.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group later claimed responsibility for the attack.

The spokesperson for Sudan’s foreign ministry, Ali al-Sadiq, said in a statement on Saturday that Sudan condemns and denounces the terrorist bombing which targeted the Imam Hussein mosque in Dammam and killed several people.

He stressed Sudan’s refusal to any attempts to destabilize Saudi Arabia, noting that such criminal acts would not deter the kingdom from defending truth and goodness and standing by the oppressed people.

Al-Sadiq further underscored that Sudan stands by the kingdom and supports all measures taken by its government to maintain security and stability.

The Saudi press agency quoted the spokesperson of the ministry of interior as saying the explosion occurred when the bomber was parking his car during Friday prayers at the entrance of the Imam Hussein mosque in the port city, home to a large Shiite population.

It said guards approached the car as it was parking and that the driver who had disguised himself in the black all-encompassing garments worn by women in Saudi detonated a bomb.

The Dammam bombing came exactly a week after a suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in a village in Qatif province during Friday prayers, killing at least 21 people and wounding several others.

That attack was also claimed by ISIL.

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