Three suicide attacks in 24 hours hit Saudi Arabia as the kingdom was getting ready to celebrate the end of the month of Ramzan with Eid-ul-Fitr.
The first occurred before dawn near the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah. The attacker killed only himself after detonating an explosive. Policemen were injured in the attack.
In Qatif in eastern Saudi Arabia, a suicide bomber attempted to launch an attack at a Shiite mosque but failed, killing himself in the process.
The deadliest occurred in Medina, where four people were killed and another person was wounded. Medina is the second holiest site for Muslims as it houses the Prophet Muhammad’s mosque.