STRING OF SUICIDE BOMBINGS SHAKED SAUDI ARABIA
** A suspected suicide bomber has died, on the early morning of the 4th of July 2016, the USA Independence Day, after detonating a device near the US consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, the interior ministry says.
Two security officers were slightly injured as they tackled the man, but no one else was hurt.
Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday 07/05/2016. identified the suicide bomber who struck outside the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah as a Pakistani resident 34-year-old Abdullah Qalzar Khan ( pic-L) who arrived 12 years ago to work as a driver. It said he lived in the port city with “his wife and her parents.” The statement didn’t elaborate.
** Later in the evening, before sunset, 4 security officers have been killed and five others wounded in a suicide attack in the parking lot outside one of Islam’s second holiest sites in Saudi Arabia – the Prophet’s Mosque in the city of Medina where Prophet Muhammad is buried, known as Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (Mosque of the prophet).
** Saudi Arabia named on Thursday 07/07/2016 the Medina bomber as 26-year-old Naer Musllam Hammad Al-Nijaidi (pic-L) adding that he had a history of drug abuse .
** Around the same time as the Medina blast, two other explosions struck near a mosque in the eastern city of Qatif on the Gulf coast. Witnesses said a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shia mosque without causing any other injuries.
On Thursday 07/07/2016 The Saudi Interior Ministry named the three Qatif bombers, as Abdulrahman Saleh Mohammed Al-Amer (pic-L), 23, who was formerly detained two years ago “for having been involved in a mob calling for the release of terror-related detainees.” The other two attackers were Ibrhaim Saleh Mohammed Al-Amer, 20, and Abdulkareem Ibrahim Mohammed Al-Hasini, 20. It said none of them had obtained Saudi IDs.
** The Interior Ministry said investigations have led to the arrest of 19 suspects, including 12 Pakistani nationals and 7 Saudis, involved in the attacks in Madinah, Qatif and Jeddah.
** Examinations of the remains from the two terror attacks in Madinah and Qatif “revealed the presence of the explosive Nitroglycerin”, which it said was similar to the substance found in the scene of the bombing in Jeddah, the spokesman said, adding that the authorities were still conducting tests.
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