RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman pledged on Sunday that anyone linked to a deadly mosque bombing claiming 21 lives will face justice for the “heinous crime.”
Salman made the vow in a telegram to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who is also the interior minister.
“Anyone taking part, planning, supporting, cooperating or sympathising with this heinous crime will be held accountable, and will be subject to legal accountability. He will receive the deserved punishment,” the king said in the message carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.
More than 100 people were also wounded when a suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Qatif district of Eastern Province on Friday.
The king said “we were… pained by the intensity of this terrorist crime that contradicts the values of Islam and humanity” and which targeted innocent civilians.
The interior ministry said the suicide bomber belonged to a cell of which 26 members have been arrested.