Islamic State group claims Saudi police station bombings

CAIRO (AP) — An Islamic State affiliate in Saudi Arabia says its militants detonated two explosive devices in front of a police station in the city of al-Dalam, setting fire to three police vehicles.

A statement issued by the Islamic State group’s Najd Province said the explosions took place on Saturday. It did not give further details.

Saudi news websites began publishing images of the aftermath late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. No deaths were reported. Al-Dalam city is about 62 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of the capital Riyadh.

There have been several IS-linked attacks in Saudi Arabia over the past year. The Najd Province affiliate has already claimed responsibility for three major bombings in eastern Saudi Arabia and in Kuwait that killed 53 people at Shiite mosques last May and June.

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