Two security personnel were injured on Monday morning, while they were encountering a suicide bomber outside US consulate in Jeddah. Only the suicide bomber was killed in the incident.
On Monday, Saudi Arabia witnessed total three suicide bombings, first outside US consulate in Jeddah, second in a mosque in Qatif and third near Masjid-i-Nabvi in Madina. Five security officials died and several injured in the blasts spree.
Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti government on Monday claimed that it had foiled at least three terror plots planned by the Islamic State militant group during pre-emptive nationwide raids, resulting in the arrest of several militants.
According to a statement issued by the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry, a Shiite mosque and a building of the ministry were among the intended targets of arrested terrorists.
KUNA news agency also broadcast the pictures of a veiled woman and five young men -the alleged terrorists arrested by the forces. A Kuwaiti national was also among the militants, who had planned to execute their plots during the Eid holidays.
The arrests came as the Middle East-based Islamic State has claimed several terrorist attacks including a cafe siege in Bangladesh and a car bomb blast in Baghdad.
Earlier in June, Iranian National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani claimed to have thwarted several IS-planned bombings in Tehran and other cities.
Iran’s state-controlled news agency ISNA quoted Shamkhani as saying that a number of terror plots could have been executed in the coming days, had the planners and their facilitators not been arrested in a series of raids across the country.