Four police officers killed in Medina suicide bomb attack
Riyadh, July 5 (IANS) The suicide bomber who caused a blast near Prophet Mohammed’s mosque in the Saudi city of Medina on Monday killed four police officers and injured four others, local news reported.
The bomber targeted the parking lots of the emergency forces vehicles in the west side of Medina near the grand mosque while policemen were having their fast-breaking meal, Xinhua cited Al Arabiya news as saying.
He told them that he want to join them for food before blowing himself up.
No official information was released from the Saudi Interior Ministry yet, but this blast was the fourth reported in different Saudi cities on Monday.
The day started with a suicide bomber blowing himself in Jeddah at a parking lots of a hospital, in which two security men were injured.
Twin blasts were reported in Qatif near a mosque and the worshipers escaped unhurt. The worst was in Medina as there were thousands who were at the grand mosque during the blast and the police shot near mosque to avoid any stampede by scary worshipers.
Suicide blasts hit areas near mosques in Saudi city of Medina
Riyadh, July 5 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew himself up beside security headquarters in Prophet Mohammed’s mosque in the Saudi city of Medina on Monday, local media reported.
A second blast ensued on Monday near a mosque in the Shia city of Qatif in the Eastern side of the country, Xinhua cited Al Arabiya local news as saying.
No further details were officially reported regarding the blast that occurred shortly after a twin blast near a mosque in Qatif.
The two incidents occurred hours after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a hospital’s parking lot in Jeddah to avoid being arrested by police.
The blast struck at sunset while residents of the area broke their fast the day before the final day of the holy month of Ramadan.
Al Arabiya highlighted that no injuries were reported among worshipers who were praying in the mosque.
Several bombs were defused in the blast location.