Saudi security forces foil attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca: state TV

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 23, 2017 3:34 PM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi security forces foiled an attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday, state television Al-Ekhbariya and Al Arabiya TV reported.

Al Arabiya said security forces had found two groups of terrorists in Mecca and a third group in the city of Jeddah. The foiled attack targetted worshipers at the mosque, it said.

Neither Al Arabiya nor Al-Ekhbariya gave any further details.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy and Rania El Gamal; Editing by Louise Ireland)