On Friday, June 23, the TV channel «al Arabiya» in Arabic reported that the security forces of Saudi Arabia have prevented a terrorist attack on the main mosque in the Islamic world, al-Haram, located in Mecca, the Holy city of Muslims.
The next day we learned the details of the RAID to prevent terrorist attacks.
In particular, the Ministry of internal Affairs of Saudi Arabia said that during the prosecution of the members of the security forces of one of the suicide bombers began firing. The terrorist tried to hide from prosecution in one of the houses in the area Ajyad, and then blew himself up. The three-storey building was completely destroyed in the explosion.
As a result of shooting and explosion 11 people were injured: five members of the security forces and six citizens foreign citizens. The official representative of the Ministry of interior of the Kingdom of Mansour al-Turki said during specrada held in Mecca and Jeddah, was detained 5 suspects in the terrorist attacks, four men and a woman.
According to the statement, al-Turki, to carry out the attack the militants had planned three terrorist cells, two of which are based in the Mecca, and the third in the «economic capital» of the country, Jeddah, Anadolu Agency reports.
«Planned attacks by the enemies to undermine the security of the Holy city, was averted by the will of Allah», — reads the statement of the interior Ministry.
One of the first countries to condemn the impending attack, was Qatar. In his message addressed to the Saudi authorities, said that the actions of terrorists planning an attack in the Holy Islamic world for the entire city, insulting the feelings of millions of Muslims.
Also Qatar has said it will support Saudi Arabia in all that concerns the security of Muslim Holy places.
Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia has severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, saying that his government are a sponsor of terrorists. The accusation in his address Qatar denies.
Recall that in early July last year, Saudi Arabia was carried out several terrorist attacks near mosques in the city of Qatif, near the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, also close to the US Consulate in Jeddah.