Me­d­ina at­tack: Mus­lim world re­acts af­ter deadly blast

Daily Trust - - AROUND THE WORLD -

The Mus­lim world has united to con­demn a deadly at­tack at one of Is­lam’s holi­est sites - the Prophet’s Mosque in the Saudi city of Me­d­ina.

Set­ting aside dif­fer­ences, world lead­ers, politi­cians, groups and ac­tivists ex­pressed their out­rage on Tues­day, a day af­ter a sui­cide bomber killed at least four guards within strik­ing dis­tance of the Prophet Muham­mad’s tomb. The blast fol­lowed two more at­tacks, in Jed­dah and Qatif, also on Mon­day.

A spokesman for Saudi Ara­bia’s in­te­rior min­istry de­scribed the triple bomb­ings as “de­spi­ca­ble acts that did not re­spect the sanc­tity of place, time and in­no­cent peo­ple”.

Joko Wi­dodo, the pres­i­dent of In­done­sia de­nounced the at­tack while Na­jib Razak, the Malaysian prime min­is­ter said “ter­ror can­not be jus­ti­fied” and urged the pub­lic to re­main calm but alert. For­eign min­is­ters of Turkey, Qatar and Iran, Melvut Cavu­soglu, Mo­hammed bin Jas­sim Al Thani and Javad Zarif re­spec­tively con­demned the bomb­ing in Me­d­ina and called for Mus­lim unity.


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