Explosion Near One of Islam’s Holiest Sites in Medina

by Associated Press  |  published on July 5, 2016

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says four security officers were killed and five others were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his vest outside one of Islam’s holiest sites.

The Monday evening attack took place just as thousands of worshippers were about to hold sunset prayers in the mosque where the Prophet Muhammad is buried in Medina. The mosque is visited by millions of Muslims from around the world annually performing pilgrimage in Mecca.

The ministry statement, carried Monday on the state-run al-Ekhbariya news channel, said the attacker set off the bomb after security officers raised suspicions about him. The attack took place in a parking lot outside the sprawling mosque complex.

Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have condemned blasts in Saudi Arabia, including an explosion outside the Prophet Muhammad’s mosque in Medina.

  • justinwachin

    The Muslim terrorists are finally going after their own religious shrines. Maybe they will successfully level the Dome of the Rock. That would be a great place to rebuild the Jewish Temple which sat on that spot several millennia ago.

    If Muslims have a gravesite for Mohammad maybe they should consider if a decomposed dead guy is really much of a god or savior. He sounds totally human to me.

  • ADRoberts

    Such a peaceful religion. And so willing to forgive. LOL

  • Beverly Nan Murphy

    Just a few more steps and the perp would have answered lots of prayers. Every little bit helps tho in this stupid , asinine game of “my invisible
    Guy is better than your invisible guy”
    (Thanks George Carlin, RIP).

  • maxnicks

    I thought Mohammed went bodily to paradise from the Temple Mount in Israel–isn’t that what the Dome of the Rock commemorates?

    • GrizzMann

      Anything can happen in Make believe.

    • ADRoberts

      As with all sites where the muslims win a physical battle, their first desire it to dominate their enemy by turning their place of worship into a “holy” site for the muslims. No, there is no real significance. As shown by the totaly disregard for the “Dome of the Rock” with games and picnics. It is also why they wanted to have a “mosque” at the site of the World Trade Centers.
      It is IN YOUR FACE attitude.

  • Niko

    Great news , REAL MUSLIMES killing fake muslimes. If you do not know what I mean by that , then the end game is near… This is something I want to see everyday and so far it has been so this past week. The sorry ass media would never report this in America, they would not know how to tackle such information with any plausible common sense. Good job you filthy scumbucket moHAMhead !!!!!.

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