#KSA: A suicide attacker, trapped by Saudi security forces in a house in Makkah Friday, blew himself up after refusing calls to surrender, a security spokesman said, while five suspects were arrested including a woman.
The suicide attacker and the other five were suspected of planning “a terrorist act” against the holy shrine in Makkah and Muslim worshippers, Mansour Al-Turki, the interior ministry spokesman said.
The suicide attacker was hiding in a house in Ajyad neighbourhood and was opening fire at the security forces, refusing all calls to turn himself in, he said, and then blew himself up after realising he had no other way to escape.
The exchange of fire injured six expatriates and five security personnel.
He said the security forces arrested five suspects including a woman. They were being interrogated.
This “terrorist group was positioned in three areas, one in Jeddah and two in Makkah,” he added.