Manama: Saudi Arabia is drawing up plans to install surveillance cameras in major mosques throughout the kingdom.
Cameras will be fixed within the mosques as well as outside to ensure that all angles are covered in a bid to boost security and ensure the safety of worshippers, particularly on Fridays, Saudi daily Okaz reported on Monday.
The Ministry of Islamic Affairs is now working on identifying the mosques where the surveillance cameras will be installed in the first phase of the massive project.
The major mosques in all provinces will be first on the list to be drawn up by the ministry.
The decision follows two deadly attacks on two consecutive Fridays in two mosques in the Eastern Province and an attack in a mosque in Kuwait on Friday.
The three attacks were carried out by suicide bombers who blew themselves up in their attempt to kill the highest number of worshippers.
Two of the bombs were triggered inside mosques, while the third attack happened just outside a mosque after the bomber’s attempt to enter the prayer hall was foiled.