Muslim worshipers are continuing their Tarawih prayers safely at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Friday, Al Arabiya News Channel correspondent reported after Saudi security forces foiled a terrorist attack in the area.
The Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds Islam’s holiest place, the Kaaba, in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Muslims during the month of Ramadan perform extra prayers known as Tarawih in the evening after they break their fast at sunset.
Mansour Turki, the spokesperson of the Saudi interior ministry, said the kingdom’s forces have foiled the terrorist attack by three groups, one based in Jeddah city and the other two were in Mecca.
In Mecca, the terrorist plot was planned from Al-Asiliya neighborhood and the second in Ajyad Al-Masafi neighborhood inside the circumference of the Grand Mosque, where Muslim worshipers were targeted.
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