Saudi people will gather on Wednesday to attend the burial of four heroes who sacrificed their selves to prevent a suicide bomber from entering Dammam mosque.
The funeral will take place in Saihat municipality, next to Dammam. Residents of the Persian Gulf-coast city of Dammam said they expected another massive crowd for Wednesday’s joint funeral of Mohammed al-Arbash, Abdul Jalil al-Arbash, Mohammed Eisa and Abdul Hadi al-Hashim.
The ceremony comes more than a week after tens of thousands of mourners said farewell to 21 victims of a separate mosque bombing in the kingdom.
They were martyred last Friday when an attacker wearing women’s clothes blew himself up at the entrance to Al-Anoud mosque in Dammam.
Residents said three of the dead men were volunteers trying to protect the mosque after a similar attack a week earlier in the nearby community of Qudeih.
The fourth man killed was another civilian who happened to be at the site when the blast struck.
The bomber “detonated the explosive belt he was wearing at the mosque entrance as security officials were on their way to inspect him”, an interior ministry spokesman said.