Makkah Grand Mosque terror attack foiled

June 24, 2017 Ali Sajaad

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.

The first operation was foiled in Makkah’s Aseelah district, while the second was thwarted in Ajyad Al-Masafi neighborhood, which is within the central area of the holy city.

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.

We pray that Allah(SWT) protects Makkah from the evil plots of such terrorists.