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Saudi bombings reaffirm terrorism knows no religion: Egypt foreign ministry

Ahram Online , Tuesday 5 Jul 2016
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Muslim worshipers stand by an explosion site in Medina, Saudi Arabia, Monday, July 4, 2016 (Photo: AP)

The Egyptian foriegn ministry condemned Monday's bombings that took place near two mosques in Saudi Arabia, calling the attacks "vile terrorism".

Four people were killed in a blast outside the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, Islam's second holiest site shortly after at least one suicide bomber and a car exploded  near a Shia mosque in  the eastern city of Qatif.

In late-Monday statement, Egypt's foreign ministry "condemned in the strongest terms" the terrorist attacks. 

"The brutal, vile terrorism...raised its ugly head in one of the purest and most sacred sites, just to reaffirm [that terrorism] knows no religion, faith or the meaning of humanity," the statement read.

The ministry called for concerted international effort to root out terrorism.

Also Monday evening, a suicide bomber carried out an attack near the U.S. Consulate in the western city of Jeddah. Two security officers were wounded in the attack.

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