SUICIDE BOMBER Blows Up in Medina, Saudi Arabia – Islam’s Second Holiest Site
A suicide bomber blew up in Medina, the second holiest site in Islam, close to the Prophet’s Mosque on Monday.
At least four police officers were killed in the blast.
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The BBC reported:
A suicide bomber has attacked the Saudi city of Medina, close to the Prophet’s Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, according to local media reports.
The bomber detonated his device as security officers were breaking their Ramadan fast, al-Arabiya TV said.
News outlets said at least two of the officers had been killed, but there has been no official confirmation.
The mosque is the burial place of the Prophet Muhammad and Medina the second-holiest city in Islam after Mecca.
State-linked Sabq news and the Okaz newspaper also carried reports of the suicide attack.
Earlier, at least one explosion rocked the eastern city of Qatif.
Extemist attack agnst heart of Islam itself: suicide bomber exploded in Medina, killing 4 & wounding others https://t.co/HXin1VizCS
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