Makkah Grand Mosque terror attack foiled
It has widely been reported that on Friday 23rd June Saudi security forces foiled an imminent terrorist plot targeting the Haram in Makkah.
The Interior Ministry’s security spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said the operation was planned by three terrorist groups. If successful, the attack would have targeted millions of pilgrims who have converged into Makkah for the holy month of Ramadan.
A suicide bomber, who was hiding in a three-story building in the Ajyad neighborhood, opened fire on security forces after refusing to comply with calls to turn himself in. He later blew himself up after the security forces were closing in on him.
Security forces arrested five suspects, including a woman, who are currently being investigated.