RIYADH: Police in Saudi Arabia have foiled an attempt to “burn” the Kaaba, located in the centre of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, a media report said on Tuesday.
According to local daily Sabq, an eyewitness said that he saw a man pour gasoline on the Kaaba, Xinhua news agency reported.
He alerted the police, who arrested the man.
The daily confirmed that the incident occurred at 11:40 p.m., on Monday.
In May 2016, the police foiled a suicide bomber from reaching the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina, leaving the attacker and four police personnel killed.
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