'IS' claims responsibility for mass shooting at Saudi Arabia mosque

Update at 12.30am

Five people have died and nine have been wounded in a mass shooting at a Shiite Mosque in Saudi Arabia.

A group affiliated with Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack on Friday evening.

Police officers say the - the lone gunman - armed with an automatic weapon fired indiscriminately at people in the house of prayer.

He was shot by officers who attended the scene.

Update at 11pm

The so called 'Islamic State' has claimed responsibility for a mass shooting at a Shiite Mosque in Saudi Arabia.

AFP reports that the lone gunman has died while up to four people were injured in the incident earlier today.

State media has not given details as to how the shooter lost his life.

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