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Attack On Mosque In Mecca Foiled By Saudis

Arab News said the security operation resulted in the arrest of five elements of the cell, including a woman, after raiding their positions.Ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki told Saudi television that police “foiled the terrorist plan that targeted the security of the Grand Mosque, pilgrims and worshipers”.The authorities confronted militants in three places, one in the Red Sea port city of Jidda and two in Mecca, the statement said.Al-Arabiya said a suicide bomber hiding in a house in Mecca opened fire on security forces and later blew himself up. It also lauded the outstanding efforts of the security men in thwarting the cowardly terror plot and affirmed that it stands fully with Saudi Arabia in its leadership role to consolidate and enhance security and peace in the region and across the world.Most of the targets in Saudi Arabia have been the Shiite minority and security forces, killing dozens of people.Days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the terror network called its followers to rise up in an “all-out war” on “infidels” in the West.Since late 2014 Saudi Arabia has faced periodic bombings and shootings claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. A total of seven people were believed killed. He was deposed as Crown Prince and interior minister on Wednesday.