At least three people have been killed after a suicide bombing at the mosque where Muhammad is buried, one of Islam’s holiest sites.
Evening prayers were coming to an end at the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia when the bomber struck. He reportedly detonated his device near a security building outside the mosque, killing himself and two security officials.
The attack comes after two suicide bombers struck in different Saudi Arabian cities earlier in the day.
Several cars caught fire and local media showed images of what appeared to be a fire outside one of the buildings overlooking the Prophet’s Mosque.
The sprawling mosque where Prophet Muhammad is buried is visited by millions of Muslims from around the world each year during pilgrimages to Mecca.
The area would have been packed with pilgrims for prayer during the final days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ends in the kingdom on Tuesday.