Saudi policemen stand guard at the site where a suicide bomber blew himself up in the early hours of July 4, 2016 near the American consulate in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. (AFP / STRINGER)
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A suicide bomber killed four security personnel outside one of Islam's holiest sites Monday just as the call to sunset prayers was ending and hours after suicide bombers struck in two other Saudi cities. The Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement that in addition to the four victims and the bomber, the attack, near a security building, also injured five people outside the Prophet Mohammad's mosque in Medina. Monday evening, at least one suicide bomber and a car bomb exploded near a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, according to a resident there, several hours after another suicide bomber carried out an attack near the U.S. Consulate in the western city of Jeddah.In June, the Interior Ministry reported 26 terror attacks in the kingdom in the last two years.The attack in the eastern region of Qatif did not appear to cause any injuries, although three bombers were killed, according to the Interior Ministry.Several state-linked media reported that two suicide bombers died in the attack, which was aimed at a Shiite mosque.
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