Mahasen mosque attack

Hofuf attack

Location of Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia
Location Mahasen, 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  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Number of participants
Motive Anti-Shi'ism

The Hofuf attack occurred on 29 January 2016 in Mahasen a city in Eastern Province. The attack left at 4 people plus the attacker dead and 18 others injured. The attack consisted of a shooting and suicide bombing and was directed by ISIL. One attacker was overpowered by a crowd and arrested while the other committed the suicide bombing.[1][2]

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".

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