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MEDINA – A suicide bomber detonated a device near the security headquarters of Masjid-i-Nabvi (PBUH) in Madinah, the second-holiest site in Islam, killing at least five security officials.


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According to Saudi media, the bomber detonated his device as security officers were breaking their Ramadan fast.

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Footage on the al-Arabiya television showed a blazing vehicle in the wake of the attacks. Currently, there are no details of casualties and no official comment from Saudi authorities on the attack.

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The mosque is the burial place of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam after Mecca.

State-linked Sabq news and the Okaz newspaper also carried reports of the suicide attack.

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Earlier, at least one explosion rocked the eastern city of Qatif in the Kingdom.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and PTI chairman Imran Khan have strongly condemned the attacks.