Bomber planning to attack Mecca’s Grand Mosque blows himself up

Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.

In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax.

The trapped would-be suicide bomber exchanged fire with the security forces, then set off explosives when he was surrounded in a house in the central Mecca neighbourhood of Ajyad al-Masafi near the mosque that had been used as the base for the attack, the ministry said.

  • chayisun

    Suicide attack on the grand mosque. And it failed. Too bad because it’s been happening to so many others around the globe who are NOT members of the so called religion of peace just because they ARE NOT members of that cult. Sometimes life is not fair. One can only dream……Can you imagine if it had succeeded? There would be protests around the world, led by Merkel wearing her hijab with Justin holding her hand and a pledge to support the religion of peace…..

  • marty_p

    Toronto Star & Crescent:
    Muslims urge Canadian Govt to fund their security needs as they are “afraid” of Kuffar hate crimes.
    Does that funding include protecting them from themselves?

  • sk6actual

    Well, crap! One of them FINALLY get’s on the right track and the cops gotta’ ruin it.
    Oh well, start planning for the pilgrimage guyz, more targets and too many for the cops to chase everyone of ya’s. And ps: a little suicide vest ain’t gonna cut it – see if you can find a CBU 87, 105 or sumptin’

  • Cat-astrophe

    Well, that was bitter sweet.

  • But … but … he was so close!

  • Tooth&Claw

    He came >.< this close to making it a really happy Ramadan.

  • Clausewitz

    Dude, you had one job to do, just one freakin’ job, and you fucked up. Way to go Moe.