Saudi Arabia names Qatif and Madinah bombers

Interior ministry says 12 Pakistanis and seven Saudi nationals have been detained in relation to attacks
Saudi Arabia names Qatif and Madinah bombers
Saudi Emir of Madinah Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz (L) visits an injured policeman at a local hospital following a suicide attack near the security headquarters of the Prophets Mosque. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
By Reuters
Fri 08 Jul 2016 01:02 AM

Saudi Arabia said a suicide bomber who attacked the prophet's mosque in the city of Madinah on Monday was a 23-year-old Saudi citizen with a history of drug abuse.

Twelve Pakistanis and seven Saudis have been detained in relation to attacks that day.

In Medina, 26-year-old Naer Muslim Hamad crossed a parking lot next to the mosque and detonated an explosive belt, killing four soldiers, the state news agency SPA quoted an interior ministry spokesman as saying.

The statement also named three individuals it said carried out attacks on Monday in Qatif. It said none of them had obtained Saudi IDs.

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