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Terror plot to attack Grand Mosque in Makkah foiled by security forces, five arrested

Terror plot to attack Grand Mosque in Makkah foiled by security forces, five arrested
--Courtesy "Al Arabiya"

Makkah [Saudi Arabia]: A terror plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Makkah has been foiled by the security forces on Friday.

Al Arabiya TV quoted a spokesperson of the Saudi Interior Ministry, Mansour al-Turki as saying that three terrorists, two based in Makkah and one in Jeddah had planned the operation.

Worshipers at the mosque were the target of the terrorists.

According to reports, the first attack was foiled in Makkah in Assila District, while the second was thwarted in Ajyad al-Masafi neighborhood.

A suicide bomber, who was hiding in a house in the Ajyad neighborhood, opened fire on security forces before blowing himself after a crackdown on him.

Six people and five members of the security forces were injured after the suicide bomber blew himself.

Five accused, including a woman, were arrested by the security forces.

With inputs from ANI