Friday, June 23, 2017

Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up: ministry | Reuters

Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up: ministry | Reuters: Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.

In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax.

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