Saudi authorities make 19 arrests for Medina bombing, other attacks

Saudi Arabia has arrested 19 people, including seven locals and 12 Pakistanis, in connection with three suicide bombings that took place across the country on July 4, including one near the prophet Mohammed's mosque in Medina.

The bomber who attacked the holy city of Medina was a 26-year-old with "drug abuse history," state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Friday. Four security officials were killed in the attack, which was widely condemned by Muslim leaders, including those from hardline groups.

Only the attackers were killed in the two other Monday bombings, which occurred in the mainly Shiite eastern city of Qatif and near the US consulate in the western city of Jeddah.

Observers have speculated that Islamic State might be behind the attacks.

Last update: Fri, 08/07/2016 - 11:21
Author: 

More from World

Fishermen recover 50 bodies from lake in eastern Congo

Congolese fishermen have recovered about 50 bodies floating on a lake in the north-east, officials and civil society...

Thai prime minister: "no exception" for BBC on royal insults

Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-ocha said in a press conference Wednesday there is no exception for British...

800 tourists stranded on Indian island amid heavy rains

The Indian Navy Wednesday launched operations to evacuate 800 tourists stranded on an island in India's Andaman and...

US journalist deported from South Sudan over critical reporting

A US freelance journalist working for the Associated Press has been deported from South Sudan after reporting on...

Syrian regime takes Aleppo Old City, as Russia demands rebels quit

Syrian government forces and their allies advanced deeper into the shrinking rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo on...