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Saudi authorities to identify bodies after suicide bombers hit three cities

Three separate cities across Saudi Arabia were struck by suicide bombers on Monday, in what appears to be coordinated campaigns of attacks.

This comes just days after a series of mass killings in Turkey, Bangladesh and Iraq - all claimed by the Isis.

Managing Editor of Arab News Daily, Hani Hazaimeh, says that authorities are working on identifying the bodies.

The first attack was on a Shi’ite mosque near Ghatif.

This was followed by an attack on the American consulate in Jeddah and later a mosque in Medina.

Hazaimeh explains that several members of the country's security force were killed while breaking their Ramadan fast at the holy site in Medina.

The suicide bombers in the Jeddah explosion were forced to prematurely detonate their devices when confronted by police officers during an inspection. No additional casualties were recorded, says Hazaimeh.

No organisation has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet, but Isis is suspected considering other recent bombings.

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