Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attacks in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq

Smoke rises from the Libyan foreign ministry building in Tripoli, Libya December 25, 2018, in this still image obtained from a social media video. (Youtube/Mohammed Elgotani/via REUTERS)
Updated 27 December 2018

Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attacks in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq

  • The source reiterated the Kingdom’s rejection of terrorist attacks and their violation of all international laws

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia condemned in the strongest terms on Wednesday the attack on the Libyan Foreign Ministry building in Tripoli, reported the state run SPA.
An official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry also condemned the attack on the Afghan government building in Kabul and Tuesday’s car bombing in Iraq’s Tal Afar, which caused several casualties.
The source reiterated the Kingdom’s rejection of terrorist attacks and their violation of all international laws.
The source offered condolences, on behalf of the Kingdom, to the families of the victims in all three countries, as well as to their governments and people.


Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 5 min 25 sec ago

Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incodent the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.