Riyadh, July 4: At least three people were killed after a suicide bomber detonated a device in Medina, Saudi Arabia which is one of Islam's holiest sites. Reports say that the blast took place when security officials were breaking their fast during Ramadan. Al-Arabiya news channel showed images of fire raging in a parking lot with at least one body nearby.
Media reports say that explosions were also heard in Shiite-populated city of Qatif. Residents said a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, without causing any other injuries.
"Suicide bomber for sure. I can see the body" torn apart, said a witness to the attack in the Shiite-populated city of Qatif.
Nasima al-Sada, another resident, told AFP that "one bomber blew himself up near the mosque", frequented by Shiites in downtown Qatif, on the Gulf coast.
In last 24 hours, Saudi Arabia has witnessed three explosions, including Medina, Quatif and Jeddah.
Early in the morning, a bomber blew himself up near the US consulate in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, injuring two security officers.
(With inputs from AFP)