JNN 05 July 2016 Jeddah : Suicide bombers struck three cities across Saudi Arabia on Monday, in an apparently coordinated campaign of attacks as Muslims prepared to break their fast on the penultimate day of the holy month of Ramadan.
The explosions targeting U.S. diplomats, Shi’ite worshippers and a security headquarters at One of the Most Holy Mosque in the holy city of Medina follow days of mass killings claimed by the Islamic State group, in Turkey, Bangladesh and Iraq. The attacks all seem to have been timed to coincide with the approach of Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that celebrates the end of the fast.
A Saudi security official said an attacker parked a car near the U.S. consulate in Jeddah before detonating the device. The official said the government was checking the reports of blasts in Qatif and Medina.
Blast near the Masjid e Nabwi / Jannat Ul Baqqi
In the only one of the three attacks that appeared to have caused many casualties, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb near the security headquarters of the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, the second-holiest site in Islam.
Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said an initial death toll from the Medina blast included three suicide bombers and two security forces officers.
A video sent to Reuters by a witness to the aftermath of the Medina bombing showed a large blaze among parked cars in the fading evening light, with a sound of sirens in the background. A picture sent to Reuters showed a burnt and bleeding man lying on a stretcher in a hospital.
Other pictures circulating on social media showed dark smoke billowing from flames near the Mosque of the Prophet, originally built in the 7th century by the Prophet Muhammad PBUH, who is buried there along with other two companions.
Blast Near the Shiite Mosque in Qatif
In Qatif, an eastern city that is home to Majority of the Shi’ite minority, at least one and possibly two explosions struck near a Shi’ite mosque.
Witnesses described body parts, apparently of a suicide bomber, in the aftermath
A resident of the city reached by telephone said there were believed to be no casualties there apart from the attacker, as worshippers had already gone home to break their fasts. Civil defense forces were cleaning up the area and police were investigating, the resident said.
A video circulating on social media and purporting to show the aftermath of a Qatif blast showed an agitated crowd on a street, with a fire raging near a building, and a bloody body part lying on the ground. Reuters could not immediately verify the video.
Blast Near the US Consulate in Jeddah
Hours earlier a suicide bomber was killed and two people were wounded in a blast near the U.S. consulate in the kingdom’s second city Jeddah.
The Jeddah blast was the first bombing in years to attempt to target foreigners in the kingdom. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Islamic State has carried out a series of bombing and shooting attacks in Saudi Arabia since mid-2014 that have killed scores of people, mostly members of the Shi’ite Muslim minority and security services.
Police and groups of local volunteers increased security near mosques in Qatif after suicide bombings hit mosques in Shi’ite areas last year, killing dozens. Another suicide blast at a mosque used by security forces also killed 15 a year ago.
The Coordinated Blasts in 3 Cities have clearly shown the Inability of the Saudi Monarchy to check and Control the terrorism within their Homeland , which is been exported through their Wahabi Ideology around the World , which started specially , with the creation of the Taliban and Al Qaeda headed by Mullah Omaar and Osama Bin Laden respectively.
Whether It is another repetition of 9/11 this time by the Saudi Monarchy as earlier done by the CIA with the Help of Mossad at the cost of More than 3000 US Citizens Lives, or either Saudi Monarchy have Lost the control of the Reins of the Wahhabi Ideology Masters who have Now started to challenge their Masters to dictate their terms to them.
But One thing is quite eminent that it indicates the end to the Saudi Monarchy , as Nobody can Pet the poisonous snakes , as they have the instinct to Poison anybody, without discrimination of Masters or enemies.
The Muslim World Leaders should take steps to Counter the threat of terrorism and Instability in and around the Most scared Lands of Islam , and should make a force to counter the threat of terrorism before it is too late , the United force of all the Muslims Nations should take control of the Most scared and Holy cities of Islam , and the area around it , so No Individual or Particular Group can hinder , Interrupt , or should try to Impose its Ideology on the Muslims of World , and all the Muslims of the World irrespective of ethnicity , sect , cast or creed can perform their religious duties freely without any compulsion on them.