UAE commented on the attempted terrorist attack in Mecca

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotobesplatnoe in Mecca. Archival photoUAE commented on the attempted terrorist attack in Mecca© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

The foreign Minister of the UAE Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan said that the attempted terrorist attack in the mosque in Mecca only strengthens the desire to fight terrorism and those who support it, according to TV channel «al Arabiya».

«This horrible crime shows how far the terrorism in its scale and brutality. No sane person can justify it or give an explanation», — quotes the channel of a Nahyan.

According to the channel, the new crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman in conversation with the head of the Egyptian al-Azhar University said that is counting on help from the Islamic institutions in the fight against terrorism.

It is reported that Bahrain and Egypt also condemned the attempted terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia.

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.

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.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on 5 June accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and interference in its internal Affairs and severed diplomatic relations with Doha.

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