Monday, July 04, 2016

Saudi Arabia: Bombings target Medina and Qatif mosques - aljazeera

Four security guards killed at Prophet's Mosque in Medina in third attack to hit kingdom in one day.

Four security officers have been killed and five others wounded in a suicide attack outside one of Islam's holiest sites, Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said.

The bombing at the Prophet's Mosque in the city of Medina was the third attack to hit the kingdom on Monday, following blasts in the cities of Jeddah and Qatif.

Photos of Medina posted on social media showed smoke billowing from a fire outside the mosque where Prophet Muhammad is buried.

"Four security guards were martyred and five others wounded as a result of their opposition to the suicide attacker who detonated explosives near them as he was on his way to the mosque," the ministry said on Twitter.

The blast struck moments before sunset prayers when people were breaking their fast inside the mosque.  

The mosque, which is also known as Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, is visited by pilgrims from around the world during the final days of the fasting month of Ramadan. - Read More 

Saudi Arabia: Bombings target Medina and Qatif mosques

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