Three suicide bombers struck in Saudi Arabia on Monday in a rare incidence of multiple attacks in the kingdom
Three suicide bombers struck in Saudi Arabia on Monday in a rare incidence of multiple attacks in the kingdom.
Saudi Arabia said a Pakistani man who came to the kingdom 12 years ago to work as a driver carried out the suicide bombing outside of one of Islam's holiest sites.
An Interior Ministry statement issued Tuesday identifies the man as 34-year-old Abdullah Qalzar Khan. It says he lived in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah with "his wife and her parents." The statement didn't elaborate.
Monday's suicide bombing killed four Saudi security troops and wounded five others in a parking lot outside the sprawling mosque grounds where the Prophet Muhammad is buried in Medina.
Other blasts occurred in the Red Sea city of Jeddah near the US consulate and in Qatif on the other side of the country.
Residents of Qatif said only the bomber died in that attack, blowing his body apart near a Muslim Shiite mosque.
News reports said the Medina incident occurred during sunset prayers after which Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. It showed images of fire raging in a security forces parking lot with at least one body nearby.
ISIL Takfiri terrorists claimed a suicide bombing in Baghdad on Sunday that killed more than 200 people as well as other attacks in Bangladesh and at Istanbul's Ataturk airport.