In preventing the attack on the mosque in Mecca suffered six foreigners

© AP Photo / Mosa’ab ElshamyКарета ambulance in Saudi Arabia. Archival photoIn preventing the attack on the mosque in Mecca suffered six foreigners© AP Photo / Mosa’ab Elshamy

Six foreigners were injured in the course of preventing attacks on the Holy mosque in Mecca, reports the Saudi news Agency SPA.

Earlier Friday it was reported that the security services of Saudi Arabia have prevented a terrorist attack, the purpose of which was sacred mosque in Mecca — the main sanctuary of the Islamic world, the center of which is the Kaaba.

A suicide bomber in the quarter Ajyad took refuge in one of the residential buildings and, without reacting to requirements of militiamen to lay down their arms and surrender, they opened fire on the security personnel. Then he blew himself up. Agence France-Presse reports that as a result of blasting of a building of 11 people, including five policemen, were injured.

According to the Agency, six injured foreigners were taken to the hospital.

Masjid al-Haram is the main Shrine of the Muslim world. In the centre is the Kaaba covered in black cloth granite building in the shape of a cube. According to Islamic doctrine, it is for the worship of God built by the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham). In the direction of the Kaaba, Muslims around the world turn their faces during prayer, and around it the rite crawl (Tawaf) arrived to perform Haj and Umrah pilgrims.