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Reactions Trail Terrorist Attack on Saudi Arabia

Islam holiest cities in Saudi Arabia has been rocked with explosion after a suicide bomber killed four security operatives  and 5 others injured, BBC News reported.

The bomber detonated his explosives after being stopped outside the Prophet's Mosque, a statement said.

The mosque is the burial place of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) and Medina the holiest city in Islam after Mecca.

Suicide blasts also struck two other Saudi cities on Monday.

The fact that an attack happened in Medina at such a place is likely to leave Muslims around the world aghast, BBC World Service's Middle East editor, Alan Johnston, says.

Suspicion is likely to fall on so-called Islamic State (IS), he adds.

Al-Arabiya gave a different account of the incident, saying the bomber had targeted the security officers by pretending he wanted to break his Ramadan fast with them.

Qari Ziyaad Patel, 36, from South Africa, who was in the mosque, told the Associated Press news agency people had at first thought it was the sound of the cannon fire that marks the breaking of fast.

Earlier, at least one explosion rocked Qatif, an eastern city which is home to many minority Shia Muslims.

The blast appeared to target a Shia mosque. The attacker was killed but no other casualties were reported

The ground shook, he said, adding: "The vibrations were very strong. It sounded like a building imploded."

On the attacks, Audu Bulama Bukarti says:

The recent attack in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, close to the Prophet's Mosque, one of the holiest sites in Islam confirms to the world yet again that ISIS and other terrorist groups are not only unislamic, but they are also after Islam. This attack is the 3rd in 24 hours.

IS and its allies HATE us! They are against everything Islam stands for. They kill, maim and destroy in the name of Islam. The only solace is that the membership of these groups is less than 0.01 of Muslims in the world. They are between 100, 000 - 200, 000 according the CNN.

The only way for the world to get rid of these terrorists is for the West and its allies to support the mainstream Muslims who are in the clear majority to defeat these terrorists. We, Muslims, all over the world, must raise to the occasion. We must spare no effort in fighting these groups to their kneels. We must do anything and everything within our power to defeat these blood suckers.