Alwaght-A car bomb has exploded at a security checkpoint in the Saudi capital Riyadh, killing the driver and wounding two policemen, the kingdom’s interior ministry said.
The blast went off on Thursday when police officers in charge of a checkpoint on Al-Hair Road stopped the car for a routine control, the official Saudi Press Agency reported, quoting a ministry spokesman.
The ministry added that the driver of the car was killed and two policemen sustained injuries in the attack.
“The driver blew up the car and killed himself,” the spokesman added.
The Saudi authorities were investigating the explosion, which took place on the last day of the holy month of Ramadan in the kingdom.
On May 22, a blast at a Shia mosque in Qudaih village in the Qatif region of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province killed 23 worshipers, including two children.
The ISIS terrorist group, engaged in a war against the governments of Syria and Iraq, said it was behind the bombing of the Imam Ali AS Mosque the Eastern Province.
ISIS terrorist group also targeted another Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, with a confirmed death toll of four.
The attack took place on Friday May 29 close to Imam Hussein AS Mosque in the provincial capital of Dammam, east of Riyadh.
The Saudi regime and its regional allies are blamed for forming and funding the notorious ISIS terrorist to topple the legitimate Syrian government and cause chaos in Iraq. Elements within the brutal terrorist group now appear to be turning against their benefactors.