Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK ABH, a national organisation working for the welfare and wellbeing of Hajj/Umrah pilgrims, expresses its strong condemnation of the foiled terror attack on the Grand Mosque of Makkah.
A suicide bomber, who was hiding in a house in the Ajyad area near the Grand Mosque, opened fire on security forces and refused to surrender. He later blew up himself after a gun battle with security forces during the anti-terrorist operation.
A three-story building collapsed in the explosion that slightly injured five police officers and six Umrah pilgrims who were taken to the hospital.
Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (ABH) hails the successful action taken by the Saudi security forces to protect the sanctity of the Grand Mosque, the holiest place in the world for Muslims, and to prevent any loss of innocent human lives in Makkah.
As the annual Hajj pilgrimage is approaching fast, where two million pilgrims from around the world will gather in Makkah in a few weeks time, ABH UK strongly urges specifically the Muslim countries across the globe to make joint efforts to eliminate the risk of terrorist attacks on the Harimain-e-Sahrifain. It is extremely vital to ensure that millions of prospective pilgrims can perform their religious obligation in a safe environment and without any fear of a terrorist attack.