vehicle on fire outside mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia
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Aftermath of 'suicide attack' at Medina Prophet's Mosque

A suicide attack has struck the Saudi city of Medina, close to the Prophet's Mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, according to local media reports.

A bomber detonated his device as security officers were breaking their Ramadan fast, al-Arabiya TV said.

Footage on the TV network showed a blazing vehicle.

The mosque is the burial place of the Prophet Muhammad and Medina the second-holiest city in Islam after Mecca.

  • 04 Jul 2016