Watch: Man attempts to attack Imam-e-Kaaba in Makkah’s Grand Mosque


Saudi Arabia’s police arrested a man when he rushed towards Imam-e-Kaaba to attack him at a time when he was delivering Friday sermon at Grand Mosque in Makkah.

The suspect, in a viral video, can be seen putting on Ihram, a prescribed attire to perform Umrah, and moving towards the Mimbar, a place in the mosque where Imam stands to deliver sermon, with a stick in his hand.

As the unknown man was about to touch the mimbar, security guards instantly captured him and took him away. A probe has been launched in this regard.

Back in April, a man was arrested when he was spotted chanting in the jurisdiction of Harmain while wielding a knife.

Last year in October, a man had rammed his vehicle into the boundary wall of Misjid-al-Haram. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

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