Attack near Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, third Saudi bombing in one day


Bombing aftermath

DW – July 4, 2016

Saudi Arabia has been rocked by its third suicide bombing in a day – the latest near Islam’s second holiest site in Medina. The blast follows similar blasts in Jeddah and Qatif on the penultimate day of Ramadan.

A suicide attacker detonated an explosive near the security compound of the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, local television said on Monday.

Officials said four police officers were killed and five were wounded in the attack, after authorities became suspicious of the bomber’s activities and tried to stop him in a car park.