Dozens of Al Qudaih mosque injured leave hospital

Forty-two people, including 12 in intensive care, are still receiving treatment after the suicide attack that killed 21 during Friday prayers
Dozens of Al Qudaih mosque injured leave hospital
An Islamic State (IS) group suicide bomber attacked the Shiite mosque in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia on May 22, 2015 during prayers in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Courtney Trenwith
Tue 26 May 2015 01:45 PM

Forty-three people who survived the Al Qudaih mosque attack in Saudi Arabia on Friday have been released from hospital, according to local news.

Another 42 are still receiving treatment, including 12 in intensive care, Al Hayat reported.

Twenty-one people were killed when a Sunni Muslim militant blew himself up in the mosque, in Saudi Arabia's heavily Shia east, during Friday prayers, in one of the worst attacks in the kingdom in years.

The Saudi Interior Ministry said there was evidence of a link between ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi and a militant cell in Saudi Arabia that had included the mosque bomber, identified as Saudi citizen Saleh bin Abdul Rahman Saleh Qashimi.

A mass funeral for the victims was held in Qatif on Monday, while King Salman has promised to bring to justice anyone linked to the attack.

The mosque’s imam of the past 10 years, Ali Ahmad Al Awa, told Al Hayat the community had banded together to repair the mosque in a show of solidarity.

“The neighbourhood volunteered to clean up the mosque and renovate it. Everyone, regardless of their age, came together to repair the damage caused by the bombing,” he said.

“We prayed our first prayer after the bombing on Sunday.”

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