IS claims bombing against police in Saudi Arabia

Thursday's bombing was the deadliest in a series in recent weeks against Saudi security forces (AFP Photo/)

Riyadh (AFP) - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack Thursday on a mosque inside a Saudi special forces headquarters that killed 15 people.

The claim, made in an online statement by a group affiliated to IS calling itself "Al-Hijaz Province", said that one of its members detonated an explosive vest inside the mosque in the southern city of Abha.