Medina, July 4: A blast took place outside the Prophet’s Mosque (Al Masjid-e-Nabwi) in Medina, one of the holy sites of Islam. Some news reports suggest that it was a ‘suicide bombing’ near the parking area on Monday evening but there are no official comments made by the authority. The loud explosion was heard minutes before people present there were about to end their fast.Also Read - Saudi Plans to Impose Penalties, Travel Ban on Its Citizens For Visiting ‘Red List’ Countries
There are multiple videos flooding on social media showing car burning near the parking area. As police officials had cordoned the area, hundreds of onlookers filmed footage on their smartphones. The mosque is a burial place where Prophet Mohammed and two of his companions are buried. It is the second holiest place after Makkah (Mecca). Also Read - International Flights: Air India Express Announces Flight Services From Saudi, Kuwait to India; Opens Booking | Check Full Schedule Here
On Monday evening, at least one explosion was heard near the Qatif city, eastern part of Saudi Arabia. Reports suggest that a suicide bomber today blew himself up outside a Shia (Shiite) mosque in Qatif city, a home to several Shia Muslims. Witnesses present at the site in Qatif said that the bomber blew himself up outside near parking area of the mosque after which one of the car got exploded. (Also Read: Saudi Arabia: Suicide attack near a Shia mosque in Qatif city, Dammam – Watch Video) Also Read - International Flights: Nepal to Resume Services From Tomorrow, Domestic Flights From July 1
A witness quoted by AFP said, “Suicide bomber for sure. I can see the body” torn apart. Nasima al-Sada, another resident, told AFP that “one bomber blew himself up near the mosque”, frequented by Shia Muslims in downtown Qatif, on the Gulf coast.
On Monday morning, two Saudi police officials were injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up near US consulate in Jeddah. On Monday morning, two security officers were injured as a suicide bomber blew himself up near the US consulate in the Red Sea port sea of Jeddah
Monday is the last night on holy month of Ramazan (Ramadan) and on Wednesday the country is going to celebrate eid.