A suicide bomber launched an attack Monday in the Saudi Arabian city of Medina, close to the Prophet's Mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, killing four people and wounding another, according to an official with knowledge of the event, foreign media reported. This is the third attack in the country in the last 24 hours.
The bomber detonated his device as security officers were breaking their Ramadan fast, al-Arabiya TV said.
Footage on the TV network showed a blazing vehicle. There are no details of casualties and no official comment.
The mosque is the burial place of the Prophet Muhammad and Medina the second-holiest city in Islam after Mecca.
State-linked Sabq news and the Okaz newspaper also carried reports of the suicide attack.
Earlier, at least one explosion rocked the eastern city of Qatif.
Qatif is home to many minority Shia Muslims and the blast appeared to target a Shia mosque. No casualties have been reported so far.
A suspected suicide bomber also died after detonating a device near the US consulate in the city of Jeddah. Two security officers were slightly injured as they tackled the man, but no-one else was hurt.
Social media footage from Medina showed a vehicle on fire in a car park, with two security officers lying nearby.
Other footage showed ambulances and police vehicles streaming to the area.
It is not clear who is behind any of the attacks.
The attacks come with the holy month of Ramadan drawing to a close and ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Comments - 12
kk Tuesday, 05 July 2016 10:20 AM
revenge of first world war via DM Android App
Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 05 July 2016 10:29 AM
Whats happening? Saying going berserk may be fundamentally correct. Unwavering attachment to a set of irreducible beliefs.
Cobra Tuesday, 05 July 2016 10:54 AM
I think the IS has had enough. When they begin to target their own people they mean to commit suicide!
Navin Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:25 AM
Its a Sunni Shia problem causing trouble for the entire world.
Believer Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:30 AM
This is proof that ISIS is NOT followers of the Prophet and the Holy-Quran. How can they say they follow Islam and bom one of the most important places of Islam? ISIS proved again that they have nothing to do with the religion of peace!
Shero Tuesday, 05 July 2016 08:37 PM
Finally they are getting punishment from their own ideology.There is no any single muslim who can able to critisize brutal attacts done by islamic terrorist against non muslim targets.
Casanova Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:17 PM
No women no alcohol and men can go crazy.
Gusto Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:39 PM
MR could be behind this. He always wanted to create problems to Muslims.
bbod Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:50 PM
i thought Islam was the religion of peace.
lankaman Tuesday, 05 July 2016 01:03 PM
This is the reward for Saudi rulers sucking up to Israelis. Now that the zionists know inside outt of Saudi security system, they have started their terror
Mohamed Tuesday, 05 July 2016 01:22 PM
It is man, unfortunately there are so many elements want to throw mud at this religion and also the people who are within the religion have misinterpreted it and have started doing things against its preaching, all I can say is God knows better.
thanos Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:53 AM
Attacking Medina? Looks like ISIS really is on their last leg. This desperation is a sign of their imminent demise.
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