Saudi Arabia was hit by three suicide bomb attacks over a 24-hour period on 4 July - in Jeddah, Qatif and Medina.
Two people, believed to be policemen, were wounded in the first attack in Jeddah, when a suicide bomber detonated near a US diplomatic site. The Saudi Interior Ministry has identified the Jeddah bomber as Pakistani national Abdullah Qlazar Khan. No casualties were reported in a second suicide blast near a Shiite mosque in Qatif.
The deadliest blast occurred in Medina, where four people were killed and another injured.
The attack took place late on 4 July when thousands of people were about to offer their prayers in the mosque where Prophet Muhammad is buried in Medina. The attack occurred in the parking lot of the sprawling mosque complex.
Egypt's Foreign Ministry has said that the attack during the holy month of Ramazan near one of Islam's most sacred places confirms that terrorism "knows no religion or belief or any meaning of humanity".
The secretary general of the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, which is headquartered in Saudi Arabia, said that the attacks were an attempt to destabilise the Kingdom.
World leaders, including a number of Indian politicians have condemned the attack, which come just days before Eid.
Condemn the brutal terrorist attack in Dhaka. This is a blot on humanity.My condolences to the families of victims— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) July 3, 2016
We condemn the evil terrorist attack in the KSA. Thoughts with loved ones of victims.We must defeat intl terrorism together! #SaudiAttacks— Abdusalam H. Omer (@MinisterMOFA) July 5, 2016
Such act of cowardice are attack on humanity. Strongly condemn attacks on Qatif & #Medina, prayers for those who lost their life or injured— C R Paatil (@CRPaatil) July 5, 2016
Strongly condemn the terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia. Wish God’s mercy upon those who lost their lives.— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) July 4, 2016
Strongly condemn the attacks on Qatif & #Medina, prayers for those who lost their life or hurt.Such act of cowardice are attack on humanity— Kalraj Mishra (@KalrajMishra) July 4, 2016
Condemnable blasts & suicide attacks in Saudi Arabia. Muslims must unite to fight scourge of terrorism. May Allah have mercy on us all.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 4, 2016
I condemn the terrorist bombing in the Holy City of Madinah.The world shall unite to fight against terrorism! pic.twitter.com/GWSHvPnAeR— Mohamed Jameel Ahmed (@MJameelAhmed) July 5, 2016
No group has claimed the responsibility for the blasts.