Once again, terrorism goes back to Ahsa, from which it formerly initiated a series of bloody operations that targeted places of worship, and gatherings of innocent civilians.
For yesterday, Mahasen neighborhood in Ahsa witnessed a terrorist attack that was carefully planned and implemented through three suicide bombers targeting the largest number of victims among those performing their prayers. Despite the «martyrdom» of four and the injury of about 36, the vigilance of security and mosque guards prevented a bloody slaughter.
Since the bombing that took place in «Aldaloh», six other bombings of mosques occurred in Al-Ahsa, Qatif, Dammam, Asir, Najran and Seihat leaving 60 people «martyred» and more than 160 injured.
The Mahasen neighborhood in Ahsa, which was targeted by three terrorists yesterday, is approximately 20 km away from Aldaloh, which was targeted by four terrorists 16 months ago.
Al Anoud- On 29 May 2015, a suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shiite mosque in Dammam and killed four people. The bomber tried to enter the Mosque during Friday prayers and detonated his bomb in the parking lot after being stopped by security guards
Abha mosque- On 6 August, an explosion ripped through the Abha mosque belonging to a special emergency force in southwestern city of Abha, killing at least 13 people and leaving nine others wounded.
Saihat – On 16 October 2015, a gunman shot dead five people at a Shia gathering in eastern Saudi Arabia before police shot him dead.
Najran- A suicide bomber tried to enter a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Najran city in which at least one person was killed and 16 others were injured.
United against sedition:
The common factor in all these crimes was the ISIS terrorist organization claiming responsibility, aiming to create civil strife and jeopardize national unity in Saudi Arabia.
Nevertheless, the greatest common factor has been the Saudi people’s steadfastness and awareness, added to the security officers’ vigilance and the security authorities’ determination. This strength has been able to thwart terrorist plans in targeting civil peace and imperiling the country’s integrity. Terrorism has failed in achieving any of its goals. Its intentions to sow discord and division among Saudis have been shattered, with the Saudi society, especially victims showing a high level of awareness and national solidarity.