Four security officers have been killed and five others wounded in a suicide attack outside one of Islam’s holiest sites, the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia. The bombing at the Prophet’s Mosque in the city of Medina was the third attack to hit the kingdom on Monday. A day earlier a devastating bombing in a crowded commercial area in the Iraqi capital killed more than 200 people, including many children. The powerful explosion early on Sunday came near the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when the streets were filled with young people and families out after sunset. Many of the victims were women and children who were inside a multi-storey shopping and amusement mall. Dozens burned to death or suffocated. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group claimed responsibility for the attack in Baghdad.
Looking at recent terrorist attacks in Turkey, Bangladesh, France, Belgium and in Middle Eastern countries Kuwait, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, it seems that terrorism is not a regional dilemma; it has become an international issue. Therefore, collective efforts required to fight this ever increasing monster of terror. Because it is very unlikely that one region of the world remains safe while others are gripped by increasing terrorism. Terrorists have targeted people of all religions and continents, it reflects that they are not fighting against a specific religion or region but they are enemies of humanity.
It is the need of hour to put all the petty differences a side and take proper measures to deal with extremely serious issue of increasing terrorism. It is high time to be united under one international platform to find ways to defeat terrorism once and all.
It is need of the hour to intensify global efforts to combat extremism.