Turkey condemns Saudi Arabia mosque attack
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
People examine the debris after a suicide bomb attack at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh in the eastern province of Qatif, Saudi Arabia, Reuters photoTurkey strongly condemned May 23 a suicide attack that killed at least 20 Shia Muslim worshippers in a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia.
"We condemn the attack that left many dead and wounded in a mosque in the province of Qatif, Saudi Arabia," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
"And we wish God's mercy on those who lost their lives, convey our sympathies to their families and wish for the speedy recovery of the wounded."
Dozens more were injured when a bomber blew himself up inside Imam Ali mosque in the village of Qadih during Friday prayers, according to Saudi media reports.
Responsibility for the attack was claimed by a group linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
"Turkey will continue its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in its fight against terrorism," the ministry added.