The Saudi King honours security officer who lost an eye during the duty

A security officer in Saudi Arabia recently received the Order of King Abdulaziz after he arrived back to the kingdom after treatment.

He had lost his eyesight in the suicide attack at the Prophet Mohammed’s mosque in the Saudi city of Madinah mosque in 2016.

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Since then, Hossam al-Harby has been in and out of hospitals for treatment in Saudi Arabia and Spain.

“The attack happened on the 29th day of Ramadan in 2016. We were seven officers preparing to break our fast when a strange man walked near us. He was carrying a bag and kept asking where Mecca was. We were suspicious of him and wondered how someone in the holy site could not know where Mecca is. When he noticed that we were growing suspicious, he immediately blew himself up,” Harby told Al Arabiya.

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