In another shocking attack, three suicide bombers blew themselves in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia where the Islamic State group has previously staged deadly attacks. No one has been blamed responsible for this yet.
The first explosion occurred in the Prophet's Mosque in Medina. Other blasts occurred in the Red Sea near the US consulate and in Shiite-dominated Qatif .
The interior ministry said “two security officers were wounded in the Jeddah bombing.” Residents of Qatif said “only the bomber died in that attack, blowing his body apart near a Shiite mosque.”
Al-Arabiya said “the Medina incident occurred during sunset prayers after which Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, which ends Tuesday. It showed images of fire raging in a security forces parking lot with at least one body nearby.”
Last week Sunni extremists from IS claimed were blamed for 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.
The American embassy in Riyadh reported no injuries among US consulate staff. The interior ministry said “security personnel became suspicious of the man near the parking lot of a hospital which is across from the US diplomatic mission.”
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By M. Divya Shri