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Saudi Arabia foils terror attack on Mecca Grand Mosque

Dubai: Security forces in Saudi Arabia thwarted a terror attack on the Mecca Grand Mosque and worshippers there, the country's Interior Ministry said.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 24 Jun 2017 5:27 AM GMT

Saudi Arabia foils terror attack on Mecca Grand Mosque
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Dubai: Security forces in Saudi Arabia thwarted a terror attack on the Mecca Grand Mosque and worshippers, the country's Interior Ministry said.

The attack that occurred on Friday was planned by a group stationed at three locations. A security spokesperson said that one of the sites was in the province of Jeddah, and the two others were in Mecca.

  • The first was in the neighbourhood of Asilah, and the second in Ajyad Al Masafi, located within the perimeter of the central area of the Grand Mosque.
  • One site was a three-story house where the suicide bomber tasked with the crime was stationed. He blew himself up when surrounded by security forces.
  • The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned the terror crime.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation condemned the crime in the strongest words, and stated that the heinous crime shows the level to which the brutality of these terrorists has reached.

"No sane person can give any justification or explanation for such a crime," the statement said.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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