Saudi Interior Ministry spokesperson announced on Friday the foiling of a terror attack that targeted the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

The operation was plotted by a terror group located in three sites, one in Jeddah and two in Mecca, Al Arabiya local news quoted the spokesperson as saying.

It said the police raided the two areas in Mecca, including one near the central area of the mosque.

One of the terrorists resisted the arrest by shooting at the forces and finally blew himself up, the report said. The blast injured six expatriates and five policemen.

The raids are part of a nationwide war against terrorism. The country has seen many deadly blasts in recent years, most of them were carried out by Islamic State militant group. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh